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The Stuff of Stars

(The Seekers #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  23 reviews
The second volume in award winning author David Litwack’s dystopian trilogy, The Seekers

But what are we without dreams?

Against all odds, Orah and Nathaniel have found the keep and revealed the truth about the darkness, initiating what they hoped would be a new age of enlightenment. But the people were more set in their ways than anticipated, and a faction of vicars whispe
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 30th 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC
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Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
In this sequel to the Children of Darkness, Orah and Nathaniel continue their journey as seekers. The language and prose of this book is just as beautiful as the first, making this as easy to read as the first. The words just flow off the page effortlessly, it is such a pleasure to read.
Orah and Nathaniel have set off overseas in this adventure, looking for help for those beyond their shores. They have changed their own land, having changed how the vicars operate. No more teachings, the Keep ha
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second in a series.Erin deWard gives a straight forward, plodding narration.It works for this book.Orah and Nathanial finally make it to the land across the sea.It is not what they expect.Instead of a working metropolis, they find it in disrepair.The inhabitants are either part of the mechanical side or the 'green' side.There is a lot of repetition.I was provided this book free by the author, narrator or publisher. ...more
Alison Atherton
it was ok
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I had such high hopes for this book. It has been a while, but I remember really enjoying the first in this series. However, there are some aspects here that didn’t settle with me while I read.

To start off positive, one aspect that I did enjoy here was the debate of whether using technology or nature was better. In life, we need both. However, in the society that Orah and Nathaniel stumbled upon, there were two groups who believed in one or the other. I thought this was handled fairly well.

On the
Anna Tan
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Orah and Nathaniel have set off from Little Pond, attempting to cross the ocean in search of the keepmasters' kin. What they discover isn't exactly what they were hoping to find.

The technos, those who still cling to knowledge and wonder, are struggling to survive. A cataclysm has claimed their best and brightest - locking them in the Dream - leaving only the very old and the very young who struggle to keep the city alive.
On the other hand, the greenies who have rejected technology, and those w
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great story of friendship and purpose
I very much enjoyed reading “There Comes a Prophet” almost 5 years ago and was delighted to learn that it had been transformed into a trilogy. Orah, Nathaniel, and Thomas were very interesting characters and so was their dystopian world, where everyday life was simple and any technology was tightly controlled by the vicars of the Temple of Light.
The sequel starts off with Orah and Nathaniel having successfully completed their long voyage across the ocean to
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Orah and Nathaniel have built their boat and have traveled to the other side of the water in search of the decedents of the Keepmasters. They are seeking knowledge to bring back to the people of Little Pond hoping to make their lives better. They are still seeking the truth as well.

On the other side of the water they meet two groups of people. The first group they meet are still using the machines that their parents, the dreamers left to them to make their lives easier. They are called the techn
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Awesome Indies Book Awards is pleased to include THE STUFF OF STARS (The Seekers #2) by DAVID LITWACK in the library of Awesome Indies' Badge of Approval recipients.

Original Awesome Indies' Assessment (5 stars):

The Stuff of Stars is the second book in David Litwacks The Seekers series’, and it’s as unique, unpredictable and well-written as the first book.

This story takes place after Orah and Nathanial arrive on the other side of the ocean. They’re seeking the descendants of the Keepers, thos
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Another well written, entertaining. engaging and very enjoyable installment to the seekers trilogy. This installment once again pulls you and weaves a interesting, complex yet simple story.

What happens to a world that has become to dependent on technology when that technology and the knowledge to understand/master it is no loner there.

Orah and Nathaniel have traveled across the ocean looking for the descendants of the Keepers. What they find is not what they expected.

The people Orah and Natha
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

“The Stuff of Stars” by David Litwack is Book 2 of ‘The Seekers’ series and follows the adventures of Orah Weber and her husband, Nathaniel, as they explore the lands across the ocean in a courageous attempt to find those with more advanced technology to help with the challenges facing those they left behind. The interactions with their distant relatives are full of surprises, including a distinct division between those who are dependent on failing technology and those who have become
A. Powers
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
The sequel to The Children of Darkness, I could easily see this book working as a standalone novel if there were a brief summary of the previous events of the book preceding the story. We join Orah and Nathaniel a few years after the events of the first book as they make a journey across the ocean to see what kind of people there might be able to help me in their attempts to bring progress to their world. Instead, they find a society ruled by techno children with problems of their own, almost at ...more
Tiffany Marin
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The moment I finished reading " The Children of Darkness", I began nagging David Litwack as to when I would be able to read the sequel. And, he was kind enough to gift me with a copy of "The Stuff of Stars" in exchange for an honest review (and, possibly, to get me to stop asking when it was going to come out...LOL). Honestly, I thought I had posted my review before this and am deeply apologetic that it has taken this long. Now, down to the important things!!
This book was so well written and t
Bonnie Dale Keck
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Kindle Unlimited but think got the first of the 3 from one of my freebie sites. Would say for adults or younger, although of course the subject matter isn't all lights and roses obviously but says is dystopian.Follows events and changes through 3 books.

The Children of Darkness (The Seekers Book 1)
The Stuff of Stars (The Seekers Book 2)
The Light of Reason (The Seekers Book 3)
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given an electronic copy by the author, David Litwack, in exchange for an honest review.

The Stuff of Stars is the second book in The Seekers series featuring main characters Orah and Nathaniel. In their quest to find the descendants, the kin of the Keepmasters, Orah and Nathaniel travel the great ocean by boat until crashing upon the shores of a distant land. With such a gap between the two distinct inhabitants of this area, can Orah and Nathaniel find knowledge to bring home to Little Pon
Michael Long
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this second novel, Nathaniel and Orah travel across the sea in search of the descendents of the Keep, in hope that they will be able to assist their people in recovering from the times of darkness.

This was a really great book, perhaps excelling even the first. There is a great mystery here about two types of people that Nathaniel and Orah discover... I don't want to give too much away but it was an excellent book about what it means to be human, what humanity can strive for, and ultimately th
Charles Ray
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Despite formidable obstacles, Orah and Nathaniel found the keep and revealed the truth that the vicars had been keeping from them. They crossed the ocean seeking the descendants of the keepmasters’ kin, hoping they will have the answers they seek. To their dismay, they discover those they seek are both more and less advanced than expected, and they find themselves caught up in a struggle between two sides—those who worship technology, and those who want to return to a pre-technological existence ...more
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

I have read the first book in the series. The narrator was great as from the first novel. She speaks softly as Orah, which I felt was really in character, but some people may not like. She impresses me with her character voices. When they first met the mentor, for example, she sounds both frail and bursting with excitement, which is perfect for the cha
Kristen Chandler
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holy smokes. This is the second book in the series and I must say, it grabbed me a lot better than the first book. And I LIKED the first book. Dare I say I loved this one?? Yes.

Orah and Nathaniel have exposed the truth about the darkness and are now trying to keep people on their side.

The Stuff of Stars was full of excitement. As with the first book, it was beautifully written. I can't get over how imaginative the author was with both of these books. And again, he delivers well-written and dev
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Orah and Nathaniel have found their way across the ocean and have found even more people pitted against each other. One advanced and one just beginning their journey. Can Orah and Nathaniel bring the sides together so they can become one, and can Orah and Nathaniel do it before the lose themselves to the dreamers in the never ending dream.

This is a great sequel to the first book The Children of Darkness, there is a lot of action, suspense, and so much emotion in this book it will keep you mesmer
Julie Powell
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Evolving from book one, Orah and Nathaniel cross the vast ocean in the hope of further knowledge, but what they find prompts yet more battles and confusion...what will they decide?

A brilliant concept makes this story a compelling read. It questions human behaviour, ignorance, arrogance, forced thoughts and beliefs, and much more. What does it mean to be alive? What sacrifices are necessary for the pursuit of knowledge and what is the meaning of life? These philosophical questions are just part o
Shanna Tidwell
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is even better than the first & I loved it. I wasn't even finished with it when I went looking for book 3!
It's inventive, visionary, thought provoking, clean, sensitive..... and so much more.
All of the characters come to life before your eyes. You can picture everything perfectly.
I can't say enough good things about this series. I recommend it for any age.
Jan 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was TERRIBLE. I wanted to love it SO SO MUCH and It was just abysmal. The voice sounded different than the first book, the characters (who were much much older) felt like different characters without the benefit of us having been there to see them grow and change. The new characters were lifeless. I'm just so disappointed. ...more
Doris Marcantel
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!

Oh how I have loved this series so far! I can't wait to see what happens next!! Great job to the author!!!
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