King by R.J. Larson
King is the third book in R. J. Larson’s Books of the Infinite trilogy. This is one series where I would say you almost have to read the first two books, Prophet and Judge, if you want to understand fully what is going on and want to be more vested in the characters. Akabe has been chosen by his people to be king and he believes his duty as king is to rebuild the Infinite’s Holy House in Siphra. This mission is difficult amid lies, feuds, and plots.
I did read the first two books of this series to prepare myself for King. I enjoyed this book the most of the three! I felt King had more personal feelings involved than the other two books that had more land/treaty details. I love how King challenges you to pray and listen… expecting an answer! King shows God as an all-powerful Being, yet with a sense of humor. A God with so much love, for every human He created, that He gives every chance to repent and follow Him.
I give this book 5 of 5 stars.
I received this book free from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
First, being an outdoor lover, just the title and name Burning Sky makes me picture marvelous sunsets and God’s glorious sky paintings for us. I found the book continued to paint vivid pictures all the way through with Lori Benton’s remarkable way with poetic-like wording.
Burning Sky is Willa Obenchain, who was taken from her biological family as a teenager to be part of a Mohawk Indian family, loses her Mohawk family and goes off in search of her biological family. Willa finds much has changed since she has been gone. As Willa searches for answers, family, a place to belong, and heal, she is confronted with dangerous people and situations from a world torn after the Revolutionary War and not quite fitting in either her Mohawk world or Obenchain world. Through strife and blessings, Willa finds her way and learns to trust God through it all.
This is Lori Benton’s first novel, and I really hope not her last! She wove a tale of an experienced author/writer and did it beautifully! I enjoyed Burning Sky to the point where I keep thinking about scenes from the book and wishing it was not over. You can find out more about the author and book at http://www.loribenton.blogspot.com
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group from Blogging for Books for this review. This is purely my opinion and honest review.
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