Prophet

Prophet

eBook - 2012
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"This tale captured me and held me hostage to the very last page. Breathlessly waiting for the next book."--Donita K. Paul, author of The Dragon Keeper Chronicles and The Chiril Chronicles

Ela Roeh of Parne doesn't understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She's undignified and bad-tempered, and at age seventeen she's much too young. In addition, no prophet of Parne has ever been a girl. Worst of all, as Parne's elders often warn, if she agrees to become the Infinite's prophet, Ela knows she will die young.

Yet she can't imagine living without Him. Determined to hear the Infinite's voice, Ela accepts the sacred vinewood branch and is sent to bring the Infinite's word to a nation torn apart by war. There she meets a young ambassador determined to bring his own justice for his oppressed people. As they form an unlikely partnership, Ela battles how to balance the leading of her heart with the leading of the Infinite.
Publisher: Bloomington, Minn. : Bethany House, c2012.
ISBN: 9781441270023
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Quetouille
Jun 21, 2013

This is a great book, I coudn't put it down and I can't wait to read the next book, Judged.

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DragonRhapsody
Jun 09, 2013

My first issue with this novel is that the character on the front cover is NOT the character in the book. The character portrayed is a woman with olive skin and dark hair. The actual character, Ela, is dark skinned with black curly hair - I'm saddened that they didn't represent her description properly, as this would have been a much more inspiring story with an inspiring front image. The writing feels as if R. L. Larson is a new author; and the story is still compelling, fast-paced and inspiring. Unfortunately, as for "Breathlessly waiting for the next book," (Quoted review from the front cover by author Donita K. Paul), I won't be holding my breath, nor will I be reading it. I am not exhilarated enough to continue reading the series by the stoic and discordant characters, the temperamental story line, the lack of myth/legend, absence of history and description of surrounding areas, the wishy-washy, timey-wimey geography and passage of time, and the more questions asked then answered.

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akaethler88
Mar 02, 2013

Great story! Well written and very engrossing. I couldn't put it down. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series Judge.

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kenzb97
Sep 25, 2012

This story captured my attention and didn't let go long after I had closed the cover. Prophet gives you a glimpse into the old testament's prophets' challenging lives. The characters and the world R. J. Larson has created leaves you craving more.
It has enough humor and suspense to keep you reading.
My only complaints is that it wasn't longer and at times felt a bit rushed.
Otherwise, an amazing book!!!! A definite re-re-re-read. :)

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Quetouille
Jun 21, 2013

Quetouille thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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kenzb97
Sep 25, 2012

kenzb97 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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kenzb97
Sep 25, 2012

"Will you accept?"

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kenzb97
Sep 25, 2012

"A silver hair prophet has failed."

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kenzb97
Sep 25, 2012

Ela Roeh of Parne has many reasons why she shouldn't become a prophet. She has a bad temper, is unrefined, makes irrational decisions...not to mention she is only seventeen and a girl!
But the creator has His reasons for picking Ela to be His prophet. If she accepts His offer, the wise, old saying will become evident in her own life. Ela will die young.

Yet after enduring the painful torture of being without her Creator, she knows that a life without Him is no life at all.
She accepts His offer and is sent to Istgard, a land torn apart by war, idolatry, greed, and power.
The future of two nations now rest in the hands of this inadequate young girl. She'll be tested to her very limits and must learn how to trust the Creator over her own heart.
"Close you eyes, Ela of Parne. Close your eyes and you will see.
Istgard has turn their back on Me. See the evil they do.
Will you accept the branch and speak My will? Will you be My prophet?"

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