Monday, January 7, 2013

Books of the Infinite: Judge

"Kien Lantec,
You Will Bear Witness
to my Followers in ToronSea."
Bookworm's Ranking - 4 Worms
Storyline - Kien has heard from the Infinite... and so has Ela. They are both sent on missions to bring others back to Him. But Kien has trouble looking below the surface of those who wondered away and Ela is terrified of what the Infinite has revealed to her and what may come to pass. As Kien tries to save a city and return to Ela to protect her and Ela is desperately trying to save her beloved home from judgement, both will have to look to the Infinite for guidance or all will be lost.

Author - R. J. Larson

Publisher - Bethany House Publishers

Age Group - 15 or 16 and up

Content - *May Contain Spoilers* People come after Ela with evil intentions but she gets through with the help of the Infinite, the instances are not descriptive. Both Kien and Ela turn to the Infinite for help and have to learn to see things as He does. A group of characters worshiping another god are seen cutting themselves along with behaving inappropriate with one another, nothing descriptive. Some women dress scantily, this is also not described. The Infinite teaches how He loves even those who sin and wishes for them to return to Him, giving unconditional love.

Personal Opinion - Just as book 1, Judge was fun and made me think of the prophets of the Old Testament (I was able to place one Old Testament story with this one, still trying to figure out the other. Apparently, I don't know them well). This book also did a beautiful job on teaching about the Infinite’s (aka God's) love and forgiveness for his people. Loved that because it is easy for us, just like the characters, to look at the outward appearance of someone and judge without knowing the heart. Judge seemed a bit more serious than Prophet but it still had some good, funny spots with Pet, the Destroyer, which made me smile. Still like Ela and Kien and their struggles in various aspects of their lives. The only thing I wish were different are the descriptions of the feelings of characters. I didn't always feel emotionally connected to what was happening and some of the descriptions were just a bit straight forward and interpreted for me. It felt a bit slow, too, but that might have been me because I've been tired lately. But, looking forward to King, the third and final book of the series, and how everything will turn out for the characters.

Buy - Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ChristianBook, Bethany House,

Links - Learn more about the author and series here. Also there are some fun pictures on the site. I specially like the Scaln, gives me an image to what I read in book 1.

Book 1, Prophet - Review
Book 3, King - Coming Soon

Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers.

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