A unique and wonderful tale: My review of The Prophet by R. J. Larson
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (April 1, 2012)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Close your eyes, Ela of Parne. Close your eyes and you will see.
Istgard has turned their back on me. See the evil they do.
Yet after experiencing His presence, she can't imagine living without Him. Determined to follow the Infinite's voice, Ela accepts the sacred vinewood branch and is sent to bring the Infinite's word to a nation torn apart by war. Here she meets Kien, a young Traceland ambassador determined to bring his own justice for his oppressed people. As they form an unlikely partnership, Ela must surrender to her destiny... and determine how to balance the leading of her heart with the leading of the Infinite.
Will you accept the branch and speak my will? Will you be my prophet?
I heartily recommend this novel for all readers who love a good fantasy novel...and even for those who aren't convinced they do! The book moves at a fast pace with lots of action, moments of romance, and unexpected humour that had me smiling and laughing in turn (I loved the scenes with the horses, the destroyers....you'll see what I mean!). I'm left wanting more, and am thankful this is only the first installment in what is sure to be a fantastic series!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R. J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals featured in publications such asWomen'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. Visit http://rjlarsonbooks.com/for more information.
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