Tuesday, 19 March 2013

There Comes A Prophet by David Litwack Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway


There Comes A Prophet by David Litwack

There Comes a ProphetTitle: There Comes a Prophet

Series: N/A

Author: David Litwack

Published: 9th July 2012 by Double Dragon Publishing


Source: Paperback copy from the author for an honest review



Synopsis:


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.”






My Review

Wow.. this book was so much more than I was expecting! The cover doesn't quite portray the feeling of the piece, so if it's putting you off, ignore it. This book is better than the cover lets on! 
The book wasn't very dark, but it was quite deep in the subject of the story and I was immediately drawn into the new world. 

There Comes A Prophet is a great YA dystopian novel. It's got a bit of a fantasy feel to it in places (which I, the lover of fantasy, do not mind at all) but that's mainly to do with the fact that the setting is different to most dystopians I've read.

The characters in this are good and I liked how Nathaniel, Orah, and Thomas all brought there own little bits to the story. Each of them played their own part in the quest and I really liked the fact it wasn't just a one man show. I liked them all from the start but there were a few things that Thomas did/said which didn't quite agree with me. I felt sorry for him and I understood it was hard but sometimes I just wanted to shake him silly!

I loved the Temple! It was such a well-written government filled with corruption and power, ruling through fear. Fear of the past, and fear of the future. Watching the characters go against them and what they stood for was great fun! And I really appreciated the fact that though they didn't believe in the Temple, they still believed in the light and kept their faith in that.

I like to read the journeys in a book, the description if the long trek from one place to another. Though this book was mostly about the journey the trio took to find the Keep, I was sometimes wanting to know more, mediocre things about the journey.

This book was such a well-though out idea and I really enjoyed how it was written. The mixing of old and new (pre-Temple ruling and Temple ruling) was done well and I had fun recognising bits and pieces from 'before'. This is a worthwhile read and I definitely recommend it to dystopian lovers!


4/5 Whales



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