King (Books of the Infinite)

Friday, August 9, 2013
“We must redouble our surveillance and your guards. Majesty… this was the second attempt on your life within the past seven months.” “I’m well aware of that fact, my lord. My knife wound from last year and this morning’s blisters have made the dangers of kingship abundantly clear. What are you failing to say?” Faine hesitated. “You need an heir. We’ve agreed you must marry. Duty.” “Ah.” Duty. The perfect reason to marry. Nothing could be less inspiring to a prospective wife, Akabe was sure.

Book: King (Books of the Infinite) by R. J. Larson, Bethany House Publishers, 2013

Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 16+
Subjects: Salvation, Trusting God, Faith, God’s judgment
Summary: Akabe is now king, Kein is now in trouble with his own people, Ela is now Siphra’s prophet rather than Parne’s, and a young woman, a character new to the series, is caught between love and family background as she’s used as a pawn between enemies. Life has flipped upside down for all of them. None would have dreamed they’d be doing the things they’re now doing. But once kingdoms are settled, there’s a lot of politics to iron out and a lot of enemies not happy with the results, enemies willing to kill to get what they want. And in the midst of all of this, all are being pressured to find a spouse. So it seems the adventures and dangers are far from over!
Notes: The third in a series retelling Old Testament stories in an allegorical story, the Books of the Infinite series focuses on a young girl asked by the Infinite (God) to become a prophet. The Bible stories hinted at in King are the stories of David and Solomon in regards to building the temple, the story of Solomon in regards to marrying a foreign wife (actually that story takes place a few times in the Bible) and Elisha and the poisonous stew. Those are the ones I noticed anyway. This story deals with the issues of trusting God in regards to your future, caring for your loved ones, and a continued emphasis on God’s justice. I highly recommend this book.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Deuteronomy 4:9 – Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

1 Samuel 12:24 – But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

1 Chronicles 22:19 – Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the LORD."

Thank you Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

I'm also joining up with a Prism Blog Tours for this review. So here's all the information from that including a giveaway and information on the author of King:

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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