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The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky by [Litwack, David]
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"Author David Litwack gracefully weaves together his message with alternating threads of the fantastic and the realistic... The reader will find wisdom and grace in this beautifully written story..." - San Francisco Review Book Review
 
"...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

The characters in this story... warmed my heart, wet my eyes, and - in the case of Benjamin - made me shudder. It was,,,  a thought-provoking look at the line between faith and fantasy, fanatics and followers, and religion and reason. It's also just a really good read. -  Lisa Senftleben

"David Litwack's sweeping novel The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky is a powerful story that follows the journey of a mysterious but charming little girl whose mere presence seems to have changed the lives of those people around her... Superbly imagined with a tense plot which makes it difficult to put down..." - the GreatReads!

"... keeps you on the edge from one page to the next as you wait to discover the reason behind [Kailani's] sudden appearance in the land of the soulless... in the end, the truth is very awe-inspiring and most deserving." - Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

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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 an ocean, those who believe in a rational universe make the Republic their home. What happens when the ancient boundaries are transgressed? When Kailani, a nine-year-old girl from the Blessed Lands, sails across the Forbidden Sea and crashes upon the Republic's shore, she changes the lives of all she meets.
The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky is a literary journey exploring the clash between reason and faith, and the power of hope and love.

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  • File Size: 2096 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC; 1st edition (May 3, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K434HRU
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Format: Audible Audio Edition
Title: THE DAUGHTER OF THE SEA AND THE SKY

Author: David Litwack

Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman

Length: 9 hours and 39 minutes

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: February 23, 2015

Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

~ I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

The land was split in two during the Great Sundering, with an ocean between the two lands. The only place where the two countries connected was the tiny strip of land known as "The Land Bridge" which was home to two massive gates. "They called them 'Asylum Gates' because any refugee who passed through them, even by a hair's breadth, had the right to request asylum from the other side ... It straddled a negotiated boundary and provided the only contact between the Minister's people and the Soulless. Races that had kept apart except in time of war."

Geography was not the only difference between the two groups. If you lived in "The Blessed Lands," you referred to your people as "The Blessed" while the others were called "The Soulless." However, if you happened to live in "The Republic" you referred to the Blessed as "Zealots" and your own people as the voice of reason.

Helena and Jason grew up learning to quash their "passions" and to use logic and reason when problem solving or when making decisions.

Helena grew up in a privileged family. Her mother was scientific in every way, including child rearing. Her father was a beloved teacher at the Polytechnic Institute.

Jason grew up with Helena, but his family was not as well off.
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Wonderful story of a divided world that could be in our future, the division of our human-ness into two non-inclusive societies, and how individuals respond to the division. Wonderful tale of growing up in such a society, adjusting to the 'other side', and finding that the differences have left people less than whole. Wonderful tome of three strands woven skillfully together for unexpected, perfect ending. Please treat yourself to this book! It is worth it!
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I had high hopes for this one, which is probably where the trouble started.

Litwack is a very competent writer. His style flows well and is very readable. The story carries you along well, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, the story itself ended up falling a bit flat for me. About a third of the way in, I realized that I wasn’t really connecting with our main adult characters (Helena and Jason), although Kailani was sweet. But still a little flat. Sebastien and Carlson, as primarily secondary characters, were written more strongly to me.

Their relationship (Helena and Jason) seemed flimsy in its development and more like a plot device than a fully fleshed aspect of the story.

The land divided started out interesting, but by the end, the whole thing felt kind of generic and like any other story on this type of idea. While the religion in it wasn’t named as any “real world” religion, it was fairly clearly a parallel and the end result felt simply like any other somewhat preachy tale where anyone who didn’t have faith/spirituality had a hollow, meaningless existence and would only be truly happy/content if they accepted the Spirit.

The ending was kind of rushed, a lot of build-up to some fizzle. (Another personal subplot for Helena felt similar.) It just wasn’t satisfying to the elements of the story that were so built upon.

Yet I can’t deny there were some interesting aspects to the story, and the writing was fluid and competently drawn. Even if there were things I didn’t like, I can see the merits. This is a story that I think will have something special for other people, but it really just wasn’t for me. So I can’t give it more than 3 Fireballs.

(I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.)
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This is a fantastic novel about a very imaginative and loving little girl on a mission to make things right. She's full of riddles, secrets, compassion, and an endearing wisdom beyond her years. Both directly and indirectly, she helps everyone she meets deal with the troubles of their souls. What those people don't know, though, is that her own soul is just as troubled as theirs. The characters in this story are so deep and intricate. They warmed my heart, wet my eyes, and - in the case of Benjamin - made me shudder. This story asked a lot more questions then it answered, but in a good way. It really challenged the way I view things and made me reevaluate my position on the line between faith and fact. It was a very interesting, thought-provoking look at the line between faith and fantasy, fanatics and followers, and religion and reason. It's also just a really good read and I highly recommend it.
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In this book, a young girl named Kailani washes ashore into the Godless republic, which is a place of reason and science. Kailani's homeland is called the Blessed lands and is a religious nation. Between the two is an ocean and a history of war. When two teens discover Kailani, they are determined to keep her safe and help her eventually get back to her homeland.

This was a great read for me. Kailani is so mysterious and interesting. She disarms and charms everyone around her, and usually heals some pain in their hearts. Throughout most of the novel, we never know exactly who she is or where she comes from. She claims to be the daughter of the sea and sky and knows the wind. What does that mean? You'll have to read to find out. And then Helena and Jason were both strong characters with a great moral compass. They were not content to leave things to the authorities. They wanted to protect Kailani and get her back home. The novel tackled the difference between a society based on science and reason (and no religion) to one based strictly on religion. But it never demonizes either group and shows the best that each has to offer. The world here (two continents and societies divided by an ocean and connected by a land bridge) was fascinating. I really wanted to learn more but we were only told what was necessary for the story.

Litwack always produces great, polished novels that explore deep themes and this one is no exception. This is a page turner in the way that you want to know who this girl is and what she is about. It's a great journey and a memorable one.

NOTE: I received a copy of this novel free in exchange for an honest review.
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