The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky is a winner!
The good folks at Awesome Indies have recognized this… well… awesome book by awarding it their Seal of Excellence in their fantasy category.
While we think of The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky as more of a literary saga, it does contain some fantasy elements.
This follows on the heels of some fantastic reviews. Kirkus Reviews calls it “…a fully imagined, gripping read….” This book has been available for less than a month, having released on May 19th, but it’s averaging 4.8 stars in its first 13 reviews at Amazon.
See for yourself why critics are singing the praises of this wonderful literary journey.
The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky – David Litwack
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.