Monday, August 5, 2013

Blog Tour: King by R.J. Larson

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King (Books of the Infinite, # 3)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.

This is the third book in this series but is great as a standalone! I was taken in by the story right away and loved it! It also helped that there's a Character List at the beginning so if I wasn't sure who someone was, I could refer back to that to see who they were and how to pronounce their name.

The Prophet Ela has anointed Akabe to be king of Siphra at the Infinite's command. Akabe starts working to rebuild the temple. His council advises him that he needs to marry to produce an heir. He's surprised by this and then decides that he will ask Ela.

Cyan Thaenfall has agreed to sell the land where the temple needs to be built to Siphra but when the signed offer is returned to the king, it's been burned and Akabe wants to meet with Thaenfall in person because they need to acquire the land. 

Ela has her reasons for not wanting to marry the king and Thaenfall has new demands on Akabe before he'll sell him the land. There is romance, adventure, friendship, betrayal, inspiration and learning to listen to and obey a higher power even when what's asked seems impossible. They don't always obey and suffer the consequences for their choices. 

I enjoyed getting to know the characters and watching their growth as the story progressed. They each had challenges to overcome and turned to the Infinite for answers. Sometimes they received the answers they needed and sometimes they didn't so they had to keep going with what they felt was the best option. They also learned the best way to deal with their enemies and tried to see them as the Infinite does.

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!!

My Rating=5 stars

R.J. Larson

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.


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Unknown said...

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