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“ Truly entertaining and absorbing…wonderful characters that keep you engaged.” – Sleepless in Jersey
Who among us will cast aside a comfortable existence and risk death to follow a dream?
A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep, and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.
Nathaniel has grown up longing for more, but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.
If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:
“If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”
This reader gave it five stars!
After some of the more violent takes on what a futuristic, dystopian society might engender, it is refreshing to read a thoughtful often touching view of what we might see in some distant millenia. Mr. Litwack has crafted a deep, sensitive tale of three young people… Orah, Nathaniel and Thomas and their rebellious journey to find the mythical keep and discover its secrets. I will not spoil the mystery! The writing is exquisite and the characters are alive and full of delightful contradictions. Just the book for a summer read or sitting by a fire on a chilled winter’s eve. Do not miss it! – Kevin Symmons