Author: R. J. Larson
Series: Books of the Infinite #1
Genre: FICT, Fantasy
Short Book Description:
Close your eyes, Ela of Parne. Close your eyes and you will see.
Ela Roeh of Parne doesn’t understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She’s undignified, bad tempered, and only seventeen–not to mention that no prophet of Parne has ever been a girl. Worst of all, as the elders often warn, if she agrees to become the Infinite’s prophet, Ela knows she will die young.
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 really liked this book. It had fantasy and biblical aspects woven throughout to make it more interesting.
Ela is had to be my favourite character. She was a wonderful older sister and took care of her siblings no matter what the cost. When she accepts the Vinewood branch, the Infinite tells her to take her sister and leave for Istgard. There she is to warn the king, Tek An, that if he won’t turn back to the Infinite he and his heir will be killed in battle.
There she meets Kein, a Tracelander ambassador who was thrown in prison on accusation of being an assassin sent to kill the king. Ela and Kein’s relationship begins when she gives him a black eye with a hard-baked roll, when handing out food for a meal.
I can’t wait for the next book to come out. R. J. Larson is an awesome writer who knows how to draw and keep a reader in.
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