by RJ Larson
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1, 2013 by Bethany House
Akabe of Siphra is certain his people are insane.
Why have they made him a king?
What, in the name of peacetime boredom do kings do?
Frustrated by a lengthy silence from his Creator, the Infinite, Akabe decides to prove himself as king by undertaking a monumental task, his own lifelong dream: Rebuild the Infinite’s temple in Siphra.
But Akabe’s impulsive decision sweeps him into a storm of controversy. The Infinite’s enemies join forces in Siphra, and beyond, conspiring to destroy the emerging temple—and to kill their king and his mysterious new queen.
R.J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals featured in publications such as Women's Devotional Bible and Seasons of a Woman's Heart. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and their two sons. Prophet marks her debut in the fantasy genre.
Map Puzzle Tour... Follow the tour to reveal the entire map!
Kien (Judge cover) is the original owner of the map... the scrolling mimics his sword...
My own perceptions of God as portrayed by the Old Testament have been challenged.
"...if anyone had told me that I would be writing Inspirational fantasy I would have laughed, shaken my head, and offered them chocolate..."
This last book in her series is simply amazing in its passionate pursuit of wholeness through obedience.
"King’s main character, Akabe of Siphra, first appeared in book one, Prophet, as an honorable rebel-hunter roaming wild in the mountains east of Parne."
"This symmetry between lovely gowns, awesome weaponry, and pondering the eternal Word..."
"Mythical-seeming beasts and monsters from Earth’s own ancient legends'
I give KING by RJ Larson *****5/5 STARS*****
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"Belaal’s ruler is a god-king named Bel-Tygeon who believes that his own will supersedes all others, including his Creator, The Infinite."
- JL Mbewe
Prophet is such an interesting read... the author has created this awesome world that springs to life with great characters from Ela’s little sister Tzana to Kien to the destroyer called Pet.
Larson creates a believable world inspired by the Old Testament. The narration is rich and the characters are well-developed. The plot is suspenseful, drawing the reader in as Ela grows as the Infinite’s prophet.
Can we follow God in faith even when he seems silent to our prayers? This is something that we often struggle with and that Larson approaches in her newest novel, King.
With likable characters, a fresh world, and a powerful measure of spirituality, King is a fine addition to Christian fantasy.
This is a well written book with lots of great quotes and thoughts. I found myself stopping a lot to digest the words I had just read. I loved the ending and this is a book that I highly recommend!!
You can see a lot of similarities or situations based off of different Bible stories. The circumstances and resolutions are not the same though. This is a different world with different characters and other factors,
Two tribes will close the map’s circle in two spin-offs now underway in my imagination and in my computer. Working titles...
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I sincerely hope that R.J. Larson continues writing more of this style of book, either continuing the series or possible writing another one. Fantasy isn't my top choice in genres but R.J.'s books have been and will continue to be at the top of my wishlist!
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