sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2015

The Children of Darkness Tour

Dystopian Science Fiction

Book one in the Seekers dystopian trilogy

"But what are we without dreams?"

A thousand years ago the Darkness came--a time of violence 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 kept the madness at bay with "temple magic," eliminating the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.

Orah and Nathaniel, have grew up in a tiny village, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the status quo. When Orah is summoned for a "teaching"—the brutal coming-of-age ritual that binds the young to the Light—Nathaniel follows in a foolhardy attempt to save her.
In the prisons of Temple City, they discover a secret that launches them on a journey to find the forbidden keep, where a truth from the past might unleash the potential of their people, but may also cost them their lives.


"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The plot unfolds easily, swiftly, and never lets the readers' attention wane... After reading this one, it will be a real hardship to have to wait to see what happens next." -- Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"... a fantastic tale of a world that seeks a utopian existence, well ordered, safe and fair for everyone... also an adventure, a coming-of-age story of three young people as they become the seekers, travelers in search of a hidden treasure - in this case, a treasure of knowledge and answers... a tale of futuristic probabilities... on a par with Huxley's Brave New World." -- Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

"The quality of its intelligence, imagination, and prose raises The Children of Darkness to the level of literature." -- Awesome Indies

"...a solid fantasy-dystopian offering, one that is not merely written by some author looking for a middling entry to the genre, but excellently crafted by an artist looking to make his mark... A timely novel beautiful in the simplicity of its writing and elegant in its underlying complexity." -- Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite

"I found the world-building surrounding the people of the Ponds so descriptive that I was transported to their homes and way of life, and when the trio embarked on their journey, I could clearly picture them every step of the way. If you're looking for a classic fantasy quest wrapped in a fascinating, dark archaic world, then this novel will not disappoint you." -- K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite


"Orah had spent that afternoon with Nathaniel sitting on a log by the pond. The leaves in the surrounding forest had completed their autumn change, and stunning hues of red, yellow and orange reflected off the still water. She stared at the colors, struggling to find a way to convince him. After her fifth try, she stood and planted her hands on her hips.

“I forbid you to come,” she said.

“Since when are we in the habit of forbidding each other.”

“Since you’ve come of age and grown too bull-headed to take care of yourself.”

She’d been close with Nathaniel for as long as she could remember. Even as a small boy, he’d wondered what the world must be like beyond their tiny village, but now he was an adult and she on the threshold. She’d always been the mature one, bothered by his childish notions. Time to forego his fantasies and become more responsible.

Yet he resisted, stubborn as always. “What would you have me do, Orah? Cower in my father’s cottage.

“Not cower but be less conspicuous when the vicar arrives.”

“Only one in three are taken.”

She bent low and pressed her palm to his cheek to force him to face her. “It’s not worth the risk. Have you forgotten the look of those who’ve been taught, the far off gaze, the dreams seemingly ripped away?”

He grasped her wrist and eased her hand aside. “What good are dreams if they stay unfulfilled?”


The Children of Darkness, Book One of The Seekers dystopian trilogy

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