Sunday, June 17, 2012

Prophet

"Will You Accept the Branch and Speak
My Will?
Will You be My Prophet?"
Bookworm's Ranking - 4 Worms
Storyline - Ela loves the Infinite and wishes to follow Him. When tragedy strikes, the Infinite calls Ela to be his prophet, who, throughout history, never are girls or live long enough to grow old. But she excepts and goes to warn a neighboring kingdom of its fate if they will not turn to the Infinite. While there, she meets Kien, a kind, honorable young man who she slowly, and unwantingly, grows fond of. Will the Infinite be heard? Is Ela's death near?
Author - R. J. Larson
Publisher - Bethany House; a division of Baker Publishing Group

Age Group - 16 and up

Content - *May Contain Spoilers* Battle scenes but not graphic. Some characters desire to do the will of the Infinite but others scoff.
Personal Opinion - While reading this, I kept thinking about the prophets from the Old Testament. This might be fantasy but it does a fantastic job of displaying how prophets from the Bible listened to God and communicated His words to others. Ela is faithful to the Infinite and is a wonderful example of what Christians should strive to do for God. The pronunciation guide was a life saver too because there would have been many mistakes for me if there hadn't been one. :) Also, Kien and the destroyer horse, Pet, are perfect for a laugh throughout the novel. They are just so charming.

My only complaints would be that I wish there had been more back story to Ela before she became a prophet, so we could see the change and that I wish I had seen Ela clumsy instead of being told she used to be because she wasn't when she was a prophet so I would forget. She just showed her emotions, such as crying or getting angry, when she didn't want to. But, I am looking forward to the next book to see what happens next.

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Links - Learn more about the author and book here.
Special Notes - This book contains a discussion guide and an excerpt of the next book, Judge.

Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from Baker Publishing Group.
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