series: Books of the Infinite
- Pub. Date
- Nov 2012
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 they 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 judgment. 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?
Praise for R. J. Larson's BOOKS OF THE INFINITE series
"Character-driven and suspenseful, this outstanding YA speculative fiction launch does a great job of world building."--Library Journal (starred review)
"I loved this book. It is highly engaging, moves at a nice pace, imaginative, and spiritually beautiful."--Melissa Willis, The Christian Manifesto
This adventure/fantasy will especially engage readers who can appreciate the Old Testament stories of prophets and judges that are the novel's palimpsest...Larson is good at making readers care about her human characters.
Publisher's Weekly 9/17/12