Tuesday, December 11, 2012

There Comes a Prophet: Excerpt + Giveaway


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

“Is this what you want me to do, Orah, run like a coward?”

“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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GIVEAWAY

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.”

23 comments:

  1. This book sounds interesting! I'm not a dystopia fan, as you know, but I do like the idea of a book about wizards.

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    1. I think the premise of this one sounds really interesting as well:)

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  2. This one just isn't calling my name. I don't know why, maybe the religion thing. Prophets. I don't know. But it's not appealing to me. Maybe I have too many books to read right now!!

    Heather

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    1. Candace read this one and told me that despite the mention of vicars, it's not a religious-themed book. I tend to steer clear of those as well, but she assured me I would be good to go:)

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  3. Ruling vicars and wizards? What a strange yet interesting combination. When I read the excerpt I was sure that I had read it wrong, this book sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing this excerpt with us Jenny! :)

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    1. Right? It sounds like a unique read and that's hard to come by in YA!

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  4. I am going to have to mention this to my friend Wendy. She is on a total dystopia kick right now.

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    1. I feel like I'm always on a dystopian kick, I just love them:)

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  5. Ooh, intriguing....I'm still up for a good dystopia, especially one that's not exactly the same as the others.

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  6. The list of books I have to read just keeps growing and growing and .... Sigh. Thanks for adding to it again, Jenny! LOL

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  7. This looks like an interesting fantasy.

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  8. Oooh, A dysotpian book. And you know I love dystopian. I can never get enough of them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I think I haven't read a book about wizards since Harry Potter :O How come I haven't? I freaking adore HP and all things Hogwarts and wizards. Pfff.. I must check this out! Loved the excerpt and I'm glad it was short, but enough to get me intrigued. Thank you for sharing, Jenny :)

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  10. Thanks so much for hosting a stop on the tour Jenny! I have had fun reading the comments. I know some are concerned about the whole Prophet thing and religion, but it's not actually religion, it's more of the way they have their government. They don't worship a god or anything like that.
    This is one that feels like a real mix of high fantasy and dystopia. At least that's how it felt for me. It's a very under appreciated book, too many just aren't willing to give it a try but those who do tend to like it! It's also very different from any other dystopian and the writing is lovely.

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  11. Very intriguing excerpt! The book sounds like a really good dystopian. Thanks for sharing, Jenny! :)

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  12. Looks like dystopian and fantasy. Oh sometimes I really love a good fantasy book and really want to see how the dystopian fits into it. Sounds interesting!!

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  13. i am pathetic but I am comfortable and don't think I am willing to cast everything aside and risk death to follow a dream.. how bad is that?

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  14. This sounds like a great mix of dystopia and fantasy!!

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  15. Dude, at first glance I SWEAR excerpt said Oprah instead of Orah... Then I thought I was losing it. So I reread the synopsis, and THEN I'm thinking, "Why would he be referring to OPRAH?"

    *sigh* where are my GLASSES? I mean really.

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  16. Ooohh sounds awesome! I LOVE dystopian books :D

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  17. Sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing!

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  18. Sounds good, thanks for the giveaway!!!

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