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August 30, 2013

KING by R.J.Larson

Books of the Infinite
by R.J. Larson

Published July 1st 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.

KING by R.J. Larson is Book 2 in the series, Books of the Infinite. The book reads well as a stand alone.  Sometimes it's better if you can read the first book in the series first, which is PROPHET.   That way you get a little more on the characters and the story line.The new Siphra king is Akabe.  Daily attempts on his life keeps him constantly on the alert.  If not he will lose his throne.  Caitria is his shy, new wife,  She is from a family who worships a god who is not on good terms with the Infinite. His name is Atean. Her husband, Akabe longs for her love but he still wonders about betrayal.  Will she betray him? Akabe is going to set a trap for those who wish to kill him. His friends, Kien and Ela escape the city with Akabe and his wife. What is in store for them? Will they catch the assassins? The author presents a tale of a fantasy world with brave and evil characters. We then have the one thing we all like, good versus evil. Will good win or will evil  take over? The author was quite talented when she brings out the human nature of the characters. This is quite an adventure the author takes us on. The author put in a list of characters and a little about them in the front of the book. There is also a map. I appreciated the list of characters since I hadn't read the first and second books. If you like fantasy, magic, far away lands, castles and warriors then you would love this book.  I'd just suggest you read THE PROPHET and THE JUDGE first.  The book is a very good book and well written. Pick up a copy and enter the world of fantasy.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

I received a complimentary copy of KING from Bethany House Publishers, on behalf of the author, R.J. Larson for this unbiased review.

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. 

Prophet Judge King
                The Prophet                The Judge             The King            

1 comment:

RJLarsonbooks said...

Gayle, thank you so much for the review!

I'm glad you enjoyed KING and I appreciate the time you've invested in reviews, not only for my books, but for the other authors as well!

R. J. Larosn