April 22, 2013

Book Spotlight: There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack – Interview




“But what are we without dreams?”

A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic” and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.

A restless dreamer, Nathaniel has always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for something more but unwilling to challenge the unbending status quo. When his friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds young men and women eternally to the Light—Nathaniel can barely recognize the broken and brooding young man the boy has become. And when the beautiful Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel knows he must somehow save her. But in the prisons of Temple City he discovers a terrible secret that launches the three of them on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in dire jeopardy. For a truth awaits them there that threatens the foundation of the Temple. But if they reveal that 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.”

add to goodreadsThere Comes a Prophet by David Litwack
Publication Date:  July 9, 2012
Publisher:  Double Dragon Publishing

Available for Purchase:
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Top Favs with David Litwack

You’re home alone, there’s a fire!  Top 3 things you’d grab and save from the fire.


My computer, my backup drive, a picture of my wife and two sons—not necessarily in that order.

Top 3 Favorite authors (dead or alive) and why:


John Steinbeck for richness of language and intensity of characters.

Ernest Hemingway who wrote: “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the simplest possible way.” I use his straightforward style to temper Steinbeck’s tendency to overwrite.

And of course, J.R.R. Tolkien, the father of all things fantasy. No one has ever created worlds with such brilliance. Middle Earth is so detailed, I sometimes believe he was really Gandalf and was just penning his memoirs.

Top 3 Favorite snacks while writing and why: