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Judge (Books of the Infinite #2)

4.39  ·  Rating Details ·  589 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
A Fantasy Saga Fueled by Adventure and Faith 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- ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Bethany House Publishers
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A great sequel to Prophet! I loved the references to Jonah from the Bible! Another thrilling journey with Ela and Kien! ^_^
Gabriela Paige
May 14, 2016 Gabriela Paige rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So…I liked this one better than the first book. Probably the reason is because there seemed to be more of Kien’s point of view instead of Ela. The one before had focused mostly on Ela.

On the first day of military leave, the Infinite tells Kien to go to ToronSea and lead the people back to the Infinite before they stray too far. This is not what Kien had planned to do. He wants to court Ela, not go to some far off place where they may kill him as part of some ritual. There is no choice but to obe
Hannah Rodes
Oct 03, 2015 Hannah Rodes rated it it was amazing
When military judge Kien Lantec returns home for a military leave, the last thing he expected was that the Infinite would send him on an assignment. But determined to do his Creators will he sets out for ToronSea to warn the people of the coming judgement if they continue in the worship in the false gods of Atea.

Ela of Parne is a Prophet of the Infinite. She is told by the Infinite to return to Parne. The people of Parne have turned their backs on the Infinite now she must warn them. If they
Jul 07, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
Good, but I just didn't feel like all that much happened. It felt like pages of the same to me. And I wasn't as emotionally invested as I felt like I should be. I knew the outcome of a few major plot points, namely that (view spoiler). So that left me a little detached.

Still, it was a good continuation of the series. I grea
Aug 08, 2013 Faye rated it really liked it
Kien is called by his Creator, and given duties that take him away from the woman that his heart desires, Ela. His mission? To warn the people of ToronSea against turning their backs to the Infinite to worship a new goddess. But isn't this the job of a prophet, like Ela?

Ela is given a revelation of her own, the destruction of her hometown as it is corrupted by their enemies.

Both of them are torn, between duty and what their hearts long for, will they ever be together?

I was amazed at the detail
Molly Evangeline
Jul 05, 2013 Molly Evangeline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Absolutely incredible series. I'll be working on a full review of it eventually. Certainly one of my all time favorites. Can't wait to start the final book.
Nov 05, 2013 Scarletstories rated it it was amazing
Just as spellbinding as the first! Though there was a moment when I wondered if the author would be so bold as to kill off a main character. I was riveted from beginning to end!
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
"Child of dust, will you be My servant?"

When both Kien Lantec and the prophet Ela Roeh of Parne receive messages from the Infinite, they will each be called to do His will in different ways and in different lands. For Kien Lantec, it is usually through the voice of Ela the Prophet that the Infinite speaks His words to the people, but now, Kien has heard His voice to journey to the land of ToronSea like the biblical prophet Jonah to bear witness and seek to deliver a message to repent and turn fr
Robert Mullin
May 15, 2013 Robert Mullin rated it really liked it
RJ Larson returns us to the world of PROPHET with all the elements that people loved from the first book. The romance, the adventure, and the humor (mostly embodied by the destroyer, "Pet," a.k.a. Scythe).

As with PROPHET, the protagonists are torn between their duty to their God and their all-too-human desires. The sacrifice Ela makes to be a successful prophet (who, as is established in the first book, always die young) means that her relationship with the uncrowned king (and now fellow prophe
Dec 12, 2012 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-tbr-shelf
I don't read a lot fantasy, instead picking and choosing the few authors that I truly like. R.J. Larson is one of those that I REALLY like! I first heard about The Books Of The Infinite series about a year or so ago. The first book (Prophet) looked interesting but I didn't pursue reading it until I found out that the author had written one of my favorite series of Biblical Fiction, under another name. I read Prophet and really enjoyed it. I had been excitedly awaiting the next book, Judge, and b ...more
Jan 22, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it
Kien Lantec, military judge advocate for the Tracelands, never expected his Creator to send him on a mission to warn the people of TorrenSea of their impending destruction. He's frustrated since the Infinite's plans don't match what he wants to do. Grumbling that this is the job of a true prophet, Kien goes to see the love of his life, Ela, Prophet of Parne. Only she's been stricken with a vision of her homeland having been corrupted by evil. The two must part. He to follow the Infinite's orders ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Danyelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, review

Kien Lantec is on the first day of his military leave when the unexpected happens, he gets marching orders from his Creator, the Infinite. Orders that include going to ToronSea and warn them of their worship of a new goddess. This is the last thing he wants to do. What he really wants to do is race his destroyer and court the love of his life, Ela. What's worse is that his mission doesn't even utilize his skills as a military judge-in-training and he's not happy about it.

Ela Roeh of Parne, the
Falling in love...

R. J. Larson is a master of character depiction and storytelling. I'm now head over heels for these characters. *sigh* I will be looking forward to her next book in this series.
Andrew Miller
Apr 16, 2016 Andrew Miller rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Like its predecessor, Prophet, the second installment in The Books of the Infinite continues the tale of Ela of Parne, prophet of the Infinite, and Kien Lantec, military judge in training. But in Judge, Kien takes on the role of prophet as well, being sent by the Infinite to the coastal community of ToronSea to warn them against the vile Atean worshippers who have taken shelter there. Whilst he sets out on his journey, Ela, his beloved-hopeful, is sent back to Parne, to warn the citizens of comi ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Books of the Infinite #2
By R.J. Larson

Judge is the second book in the Books of the Infinite series and is as exciting and well written as Prophet.

Kien Lantec has just returned home on military leave when the Infinite tells him to go to ToronSea to warn the faithful against the Siphran worshipers of Atea to whom they have offered refuge.

Meanwhile Ela receives a vision that Parne is about to be judged for their idol worship. Parne's fall was not sudden, but Ela had been unaware of the Atean
Amirah Mercedes-Benz
Apr 23, 2013 Amirah Mercedes-Benz rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Favorite Parts

I loved to watch as Kien grew in his faith and his relationship with God. I liked how he began to slowly rely more and more on the voice of the Lord to guide his steps and keep him on the right path. I also loved how Mrs. Larson threaded that question of leaving our cares in the hands of the Lord, especially when we are helpless and can’t do anything in the natural. Both Ela and Kien battled with letting go of their fears for each other and had to trust the Almighty to get them thr
Jalyn Ely
Apr 29, 2013 Jalyn Ely rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since this is the second book in a series, this review probably contains spoilers of the first book. I recommend not reading this review until you’ve read the first book, Prophet.

Ela and Kien were both main characters in Prophet, but Ela’s story was the more central one. In Judge, Kien had the central story. I liked Kien in Prophet, but I loved him in Judge. This book built upon what I knew of him from Prophet, and got into his head – showing all his hopes and fears, dreams and frustrations. And
Eustacia Tan
Dec 07, 2012 Eustacia Tan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
In the very recent past, I managed to read Prophet , the first in this series. And suddenly, I saw Judge, it's sequel on NetGalley. Well, I couldn't click the request button fast enough.

The book was as good as I expected. I couldn't put it down.

Judge revolves more around Kien, although Ela plays a significant role. Kien is getting to know the will of the Infinite, and is sent a bunch of different places whose names I can't remember. Meanwhile, Ela is sent to give judgement on Parne - her hometow
Apr 07, 2013 Mesu rated it liked it
Recommended to Mesu by: Bethany House
I would give it a 3 1/2 starts if I could... I enjoyed her first book, PROPHET, more, but this one has a great ending. I'm a biblical fiction buff and never read YA or fantasy, but I'd read the author's first book in this series, PROPHET, and was asked if I'd be willing to read the second and give an honest review. So, here goes...

PROPHET had been such a fun read, I was looking forward to the continuing adventures of Ela and Kien in JUDGE. The appearance of the monster horses, and especially Pet
Debora Wilder
Jul 04, 2015 Debora Wilder rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible fantasy novel!

This is part of a “true” series in that the books need to be read in order for full understanding and enjoyment.

It was wonderful getting to read more of Kien Lantac and Ela of Parne’s story. I loved finding out how much they have grown in their trust of the Infinite and their ability to follow His instructions to them since the end of book one. Though I must admit that, just like me, they have a lot more growing and maturing to do.

In this book Ela’s parents an
Susan Valles
Sep 12, 2016 Susan Valles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Love! Love! Love!! This is my new favorite series!! I will get nothing done until I have finished them all! Thank you for the encouragement, faith, excitement, joy and tears!! Love every minute!!
Leah Good
May 05, 2014 Leah Good rated it really liked it
The lives and adventures of Ela of Parne and Kien Lantec continue in Judge, book two of the Books of the Infinite series. Kien is shocked when the Infinite not only speaks to him but also gives him a mission. Which is all well and good, but the Infinite sends Ela on a separate, more dangerous mission. Kien sets out to fulfill his own task as quickly as possible so that he can find and protect Ela. But the Infinite is not pleased with his shoddy obedience. His story parallels that of Jonah. ;)

I e
Athena Nagel
Jan 06, 2013 Athena Nagel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Judge is book 2 in the Infinity Series by RJ Larson. The first book is The Prophet. I have not read the Prophet but Judge was an awesome book with a fantastic plot. Kien Lantec has just returned from a six month military assignment when his God - The Infinite assigns him to a dangerous assignment in the ToronSea. Kien is a military judge in training and Ela is the prophet from book 1. This story is not about God as we know it but the parallels are consistent throughout the book. Ela and Kien fol ...more
Linda Walters
Dec 21, 2012 Linda Walters rated it it was amazing
Shelves: related-books
I was a little worried when I opened the book and saw a Character List in the front of it. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to keep up with all the people. You see, I didn't realize this was a series and I hadn't read the first book. But not to worry, I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. Wish I could give it MORE than a 5 stars review. The story kept me riveted to it. Great fiction! The characters, the story -line, the spiritual elements to it. Wonderful! Caused a strong stirring in me to be even ...more
May 31, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
Just as book 1, Judge was fun and made me think of the prophets of the Old Testament (I was able to place one Old Testament story with this one, still trying to figure out the other. Apparently, I don't know them well). This book also did a wonderful job on teaching about the Infinite’s (aka God's) love and forgiveness for his people. Loved that because it is easy for us, just like the characters, to look at the outward appearance of someone and judge without knowing the heart. Judge seemed a bi ...more
Jan 05, 2013 Amandaemata rated it really liked it
This was an excellent follow-up to the Prophet. I couldn't put it down, as with the first book, Prophet.
As previous reviewers have stated, Larson writes as someone who really knows and truly loves her Creator. The Books of the Infinite series only increased my Christian faith- the main protagonists are flawed but godly. They encourage us and remind us to set aside our fears and to simply listen to our God. Obey. One of my favorite lines from this book was the Infinite reminding Ela that "I am h
Julieann Couture
Feb 23, 2013 Julieann Couture rated it really liked it
Another beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable book that pulled me in and never let me go.

I loved the biblical parallels in this one immensely and it was so easy to visualize the places where the characters went, it was almost like I was actually there. As in the first book, Prophet, the characters were wonderful to adventure with and made me sad when I'd turned the last page.

I enjoyed watching the characters, particularly Kien, struggle to be obedient to, and trusting of, the Infinite.
Judge picks up where Book 1, Prophet left off. I enjoyed getting back into the story, continuing on with the characters and the suspense of seeing how Larson would work things out. This is fantasy meets OT, and in this novel there were some heavy influences from OT prophet Jonah. Enough that you knew where this part of the storyline was headed but still not quiet sure how she would plot it all out. While I was quiet engrossed while reading, this was not one of th
Chelsea Johnson
Jun 19, 2013 Chelsea Johnson rated it it was amazing
After reading Prophet, I couldn't wait to read Judge. I wasn't disappointed!

Although I did feel like there were 1 or 2 parts where it felt like it was dragging a little, the book was still just as good as the first. I liked R.J.'s subtle references to the stories of the Old Testament (Kien being swallowed by the sea monster and spat up at Adar-iyr = Jonah, for example).

While Kien and Ela didn't actually see each other much in the book, I did like the development of their relationship. They're
Jan 22, 2013 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Considering that I'm not a huge fantasy reader, I just love this series. I got caught up in the story and didn't want to put it down. R.J. Larson did a great job weaving in stories from the Old Testament that you are familiar with such as Jonah and Job but in a different way. In reading it was like I could hear God's voice in the words written. His anguish on those that turn their backs to Him and refuse His offer of love and salvation. And of course the destroyers are back. The so expressive wa ...more
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Christian Fiction...: ❀Dawn and Elizabeth❀ Judge by R.J. Larson 27 16 May 03, 2013 03:57AM  
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R.J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals featured in publications such as Women's Devotional Bible and Seasons of a Woman's Heart. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and their two sons. The Books of the Infinite series marks her debut in the fantasy genre.
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Books of the Infinite (3 books)
  • Prophet (Books of the Infinite, #1)
  • King (Books of the Infinite, #3)

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