Whoa! That is how I was left standing when I finished this book. It was a whirlwind of adventure, mayhem, travels, tales, kings and queens and warriors and in the middle of it all - one prophet and her little sister. I haven't been this transported by a book like this in awhile. I was so sad when it was over - I'm just glad that there is a second book coming and I have that to look forward to!
The best thing about this book for me, was that as Ela submitted to the voice of God and listened and obeyed, it really stirred up in me the desire to have that same kind of relationship with the Infinite One. And I know it is possible today as it was long ago. So I finished this fictional fantasy book with a deeper desire for stronger relationship with God - that is a great Christian fiction book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Prophet, go HERE.