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There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack
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it was amazing
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What if all that you have ever been taught as good and right, the light that you've been taught to appreciate turns out to be the hand of darkness that has been holding you down?

When Nathaniel Rush of Little Pond discovers that the vicars of the Light have things to hide, things that may change his understanding of the world, he has to decide if he should run away from this knowledge, fitting back into the normalcy of life he has always known, or if he should pursue it, like in his dreams of being a knight and hero. Along for the adventure is Orah Weber, the girl he would give up his freedom for, and Thomas Bradford, the doubter, the one already broken by the Light. They must find the hidden keep, preserved for centuries by the keepers, so that the truth and knowledge of the past ages and civilisations wouldn't be lost to the world.

I had been a little apprehensive at first about reading There Comes a Prophet, mainly because the other book by Litwack that I read, Along the Watchtower, was a little bit of a let down in the ending department, especially in the fantasy portion of the book. And seeing this was a fantasy too... And yet something different happened this time. I just couldn't stop reading.

Litwack's writing is fresh, and Nathaniel, Orah and Thomas come to life in your imagination as you frantically flip (or click) the pages of this book. That's not to say that the other characters are not well fleshed out as well - they are. You feel for the painful history between Nathaniel's father and Orah's mother, and at times you are even drawn to understand the arch vicar, who seeks the keep for reasons of his own.

(oh yes, and the ending for this one fit just right)

I received this ebook copy for review as part of a Novel Publicity tour.

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Reading Progress

July 19, 2013 – Shelved
July 19, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
July 19, 2013 – Shelved as: review-copy
July 19, 2013 – Shelved as: e-books
July 20, 2013 – Started Reading
July 21, 2013 – Finished Reading

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