Today I'm excited to be a part of the promotional tour for There Comes A Prophet, a young adult dystopian novel by David Litwack. I have the pleasure of sharing with you a short excerpt from the novel, and there is a fabulous giveaway opportunity for those following the tour, so be sure and check the bottom of the post for details!
EXCERPT ONE: THE LONGING
“Not to run, but to be careful, especially with the vicar so near.”
“Only one in three are taken.”
“It’s not worth the risk, Nathaniel. Or have you forgotten the look of those who have been taught? The far off stare, the dreams seemingly ripped away.”
Dreams ripped away. What good were dreams if they stayed unfulfilled? Since coming of age the month before, Nathaniel had brooded on one thought — life was passing him by.
This tour kicked off last week and runs through December 21st, and you can find all the participating blogs at CBB Book Promotions. More information on David and his books can be found here:
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Thanks to CBB Book Promotions and David Litwack, there are 10 paperback copies of There Comes a Prophet up for grabs as a tour wide giveaway for US and Canadian residents, and 10 ebook copies up for grabs for international readers. To enter, please just fill out the rafflecopter form below!
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THERE COMES A PROPHET
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.”