The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky - kindle ebook by David Litwack

"...a fully imagined, gripping read..." - Kirkus Reviews
“... an enthralling look at an alternative world... thought-provoking, beautifully written and highly entertaining.” - Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
Following his his first two award winning novels, the dystopian fantasy, There Comes a Prophet (“Superb” —Kirkus Reviews), as well as the striking contemporary novel, Along the Watchtower (“a poignant story of love, loss, and faith”—Clarion Foreword Reviews), author David Litwack returns with an intelligent, and thought-provoking tale of a bisected, alternate world.  In The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, Litwack imagines a time and place where, in the wake of centuries of religiously motivated war, reason and spirit have been separated by decree—the faithful consigned to the Blessed Lands while, across a vast ocean, those who believe in a rational universe make the Republic their home.  But ancient boundaries are dangerously transgressed when a small boat carrying a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl from the Blessed Lands, crashes upon the Republic’s shore—an unexplainable occurrence that reunites two childhood companions, the daughter of a scientist and the son of a failure.  The strange arrival of the girl, who calls herself the daughter of the sea and the sky, instills these two damaged souls with a powerful new purpose, even though their decision to protect the mysterious child from the authorities could have dangerous unforeseen consequences for their future, their freedom, and their world.