“…a fully imagined, gripping read….” – Kirkus Reviews
WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2014 – Best Book in the Category of FANTASY
WINNER: Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence
The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky by David Litwack
Evolved Publishing presents the literary saga of a young girl plucked from the sea under mysterious circumstances, in “The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky” by David Litwack, award-winning author of There Comes a Prophet and Along the Watchtower. [DRM-Free]
[Literary, Saga, Speculative] Though written for adults, this book is suitable for readers as young as 13.
After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light-two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean.
Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena’s plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions.
These two damaged souls are reunited when a tiny boat from the Blessed Lands crashes onto the rocks near Helena’s home after an impossible journey across the forbidden ocean. On board is a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl named Kailani, who calls herself The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky. A new and perilous purpose binds Jason and Helena together again, as they vow to protect the lost innocent from the wrath of the authorities, no matter the risk to their future and freedom.
But is the mysterious child simply a troubled little girl longing to return home? Or is she a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of a godless Republic, as the outlaw leader of an illegal religious sect would have them believe? Whatever the answer, it will change them all forever… and perhaps their world as well.
Be sure to check out David Litwack’s new dystopian sci-fi series The Seekers, beginning with The Children of Darkness (now available). Then watch for the second book in the series, The Stuff of Stars, to release November 30, 2015.