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by R.J. Larson
Fantasy Meets the Old Testament in a Novel That Will Reach Readers of All Ages. Against his wishes and desires, Akabe of Siphra has been chosen by his people to be King. But what does a warrior know of ruling during peacetime? Guided by the Infinite, Akabe seeks to rebuild the Temple in the city of Munra to give the sacred books of Parne a home. But dangerous factions are forming in the background. To gain the land he needs, Akabe must forsake the yearnings of his heart and instead align himself through marriage to the Thaenfall family. Meanwhile, Kien Lantec and Ela Roeh are drawn still closer together...while becoming pawns in a quest to gain power over the region. As questions of love and faith become tangled with lies and murderous plots, each must seek the Infinite to guide them through an ever more tangled web of intrigue and danger.
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.
I love how RJ has taken the Old ersTestament world and re-made a fantasy... all new and yet familiar. I wanted to know her....
Top ten favorite Old Testament Characters
Noah--The hero of his time!
Abraham--I love his faith, and very human weaknesses.
Jacob--A swindler is swindled and ultimately redeemed.
Joseph--Truly had a heart for the Lord and loved his family.
Moses--Imperfect, but zealous, and the first great leader of Israelites.
Joshua--One phrase: "Give me this mountain!"
Esther--She overcame her fears to serve her people; more than a pretty face.
Ruth--What's not to love about Ruth?
Deborah--An inspiration, and a career woman!
Jephthah's daughter--her story touched and distressed me when I was eight. What we know of her...heroic.
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