Saturday, February 2, 2013

Judge by R. J. Larson - Review

Kien Lantec, you will bear witness to my followers in ToronSea.
The last thing Kien Lantec expects on his first day of military leave is to receive marching orders from his Creator, the Infinite. Orders that don't involve destroyer-racing or courting the love of his life, Ela. Adding to Kien's frustration, his Infinite-ordained duties have little to do with his skills as a military judge-in-training.  His mission? To warn the people of ToronSea against turning their backs on the Infinite to worship a new goddess.  Tell them I see thy are beguiled. Tell them I seek their hearts. The wise will hear Me.   But why Kien? Isn't this the role of a true prophet, such as Ela of Parne? Seeking answers, Kien visits Ela and finds her stricken by a devastating vision of her own. Her birthplace, Parne, has forsaken their Creator and will soon suffer judgement. Pulled in separate ways, each must seek to follow the Infinite's leading... and hope He will reunite them again soon.  
Child of dust, will you be my servant?

My thoughts:
Last year I read Prophet, the first book in the Books of the Infinite Series. It totally had me intrigued and captivated, as this book does also. I am just fascinated with the way the author relates the Creator to His Creation. He loves them, even when they are the vilest sinner. He sends warnings through the Judge and the Prophet to give them a second chance. Is that not the way God is with us and has been with his Creation ever since the beginning of time. And yet, there are those who heed and those who refuse to heed His voice. Kien's experiences bring much of Scripture to mind, expounding too much may take away from the suspense of reading the book, so I won't.  But the author does of great job of incorporating things from the Bible directly into her story. I love the way the Infinite speaks to them (through their thoughts) as God's Spirit speaks to us. At times their humanity comes through and they choose their own paths, but both the Kien and Ela are so in tune with the Infinite, that they do not avoid His wishes for long. God is so patient with us, dust as we are.  I am just amazed at His mercy and love. I so enjoyed this book and the first one. I would definitely recommend them. I received this book from Bethany House to review. These are my own honest opinions.

You can follow this series on the author's BLOG.
The books in this series are available on Amazon or through Bethany House.

If you have not heard of this series previously, you may enjoy reading my review of you may enjoy reading my review of Prophet.
KING, The upcoming sequel to Judge will be out in June 2013

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