King is the last book in the Books of the Infinite series. I am not pleased about this. The tears were flowing as I realized I was reading the final pages and there was not likely to be any new pages in the future. I truly did not want to leave this group of people behind. Ela, Kien, and Akabe seemed to be real people dealing with extraordinary circumstances.
This third book continues the struggles of Ela, the Prophet of Parne, and Kien Lantec. However, this novel focuses on Akabe the reluctant king. He is out of his element in his new role as king. He is impulsive and emotional and does not think things through before acting. His brashness could cost lives and the Temple for the Infinite.
Akabe is very similar to the kings of the Old Testament. Anyone who has read the Bible will recognize the parallels. Some readers may not see the value of this, but I it helps us to see the people of the Bible is a different way. It helps humanize them. When we read through the Scriptures again we won’t know for sure what was going through people’s minds but books like King can give us an idea. And when we see them as real then we can relate and learn from them.
These novels do not stand alone and you will only do yourself a disservice if you do not start at the beginning and read until the end of the last one. You will be happy you did and, like me, wish for them to continue on.
By the way, I’m still waiting for my own war charger.
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I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.