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(Books of the Infinite #3)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  636 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Akabe of Siphra, I have brought your enemies low and lifted you from the dirt.

Against his wishes and desires, Akabe Garric has been chosen by his people to be king. A warrior at heart, he'd never dreamed of such a swift, unexpected rise to power. Determined to prove his worth to the citizens of Munra and honor his Creator, Akabe undertakes a monumental task: to rebuild the
Paperback, 343 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Bethany House (first published January 1st 2013)
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A satisfying conclusion to the BOOKS OF THE INFINITE series by R.J. Larson! I really enjoyed getting back to Ela, Kien, and Akabe and their adventures. This book was once again suspenseful, adventurous, sweet, and very deep; just like Prophet and Judge before it. I simply love the mixture of Christian fantasy and Old Testament-like times ... where prophets, judges, and kings (who sometimes make you think of specific Bible stories) roam ... that make up these books. It's a fascinating combination ...more
R.J. Rodda
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, christian, ya
It all ends as it should! A satisfying conclusion to an excellent series. Who doesn't love a girl with a powerful stick?! And the horse Pet is always a delight. What I like best about this though is the way God speaks - I know this God and love that He is depicted so accurately in this Old Testament-style epic adventure.
Oh my, what a GREAT ENDING! :D My brother bought me Judge and King for my birthday, so I got to read the last of the Books of the Infinite series! It was an amazing end, another fantastic book by R. J. Larson! I HAVE to read her other books now! :)

Despite being a reluctant king, Akabe of Siphra strives to do something honorable: rebuild the Infinite's temple. But when his plans are disrupted by the Atean owner of the temple land, Akabe makes a rash decision without getting the Infinite's appro
Ralene Burke
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to finish out this series, and RJ Larson didn't disappoint. The final novel in this series is full of action. While it was a bit predictable and the ending, while good, was a bit anti-climatic, I still enjoyed experiencing this story along with the characters.
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, that was an interesting ending. I’ve now realized that though this is a series, each book could be a stand alone except for the fact that Ela and Kien’s relationship grows and changes as the stories progress. It was a good conclusion, but not what I expected. I just feel like it needed something more.

Akabe Garric is now something he never wanted to be: king. He’s a warrior, and he has never faced the responsibilities of being king. To prove to himself and his people that he is up to the ta
Angie Thompson
After finishing Judge, I was very eager for the last installment, and it certainly did not disappoint! This time around, we're dealing with danger and intrigue in and around the royal court of Siphra and focusing on the journey of King Akabe as he tries to rebuild the Infinite's ruined temple.

I really enjoyed Akabe in the last book, particularly in his friendship with Kien, and that continues strong in this one. (view spoiler)
I truly do not remember what this book was about. I do remember reading it but not sure how it goes anymore. That one thing I like about me I can read a book and still enjoy it over and over. When it good, I do this. This book was good to me. I know it about a boy either to become king or something like that. He is either to save a kingdom or something. I am sorry I can not remember. The overall of the book is good and fun to read. This is best for those of a favorite of fantasy.
Maria Muhtarova
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the three books in this series! I was captivated by the story from the very beginning. I loved reading the dialogues between Ela and the Infinite. I'm not sure a could pick a favorite book out of the three, because each one of them is so interesting and unique. But I do recommend reading them in order. I really loved the characters and the way that they were written. The books have it all - romance, humor, action. The romance between Kien and Ela is so adorable, ...more
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Akabe is the Infinite's chosen king to rule the people of Siphra. He doesn't feel that he should be king, but he wants to honor the Infinite and rebuild His Temple. His advisers clamor for him to marry and the only woman he feels would be a great queen is Ela of Parne, the Infinite's Prophet. Ela firmly believes that she will never marry, even though she loves Kien Lantec. Though she refuses the king's request, she follows the Infinite's will and marries the man she loves. The king marries a mys ...more
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in this series but is great as a standalone! I was taken in by the story right away and loved it! It also helped that there's a Character List at the beginning so if I wasn't sure who someone was, I could refer back to that to see who they were and how to pronounce their name.

The Prophet Ela has anointed Akabe to be king of Siphra at the Infinite's command. Akabe starts working to rebuild the temple. His council advises him that he needs to marry to produce an heir. He's s
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I accepted this book for review, I didn't realize that it was the third book in a series. I noticed that the cover looked compelling and the synopsis was interesting.

I began to read and found myself caught up in the story. R.J. Larson does such a good job of explanation and laying her groundwork, that I didn't miss reading the first two books before starting this one. I am, however, interested in reading the first two.

Akabe is a young king. He did not aspire to the throne of Siphra, but fou
The awesome conclusion of a wonderful fantasy series that will definitely end up on my favorites shelf. Larson creates wonderful characters full of charm and courage as well as faith. The settings are vivid and integrated into the story beautifully. The connections to events from the Old Testament were clear but didn't interfere with the uniqueness of the story.

My favorite parts were definitely the interactions between Ela, the Infinite's prophet, and Kien, an Ambassador turned prisoner. Ela was
Rebekah Gyger
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Can we follow God in faith even when he seems silent to our prayers? This is something that we often struggle with and that Larson approaches in her newest novel, King. For me, the lessons of this novel are much more applicable to my life and I enjoyed that aspect.

As to the story itself, the beginning seemed slow. It was a good portion of the book before the action began. While somethings happened in this part that I had been waiting for since book one, they seemed either too drawn out
This book was REALLY good!!! The first half was a little slow. Not much action. But the second half was like WOW! That was just awesome!! There was a few things I personally didn't like, like (view spoiler) ...more
I love how fantasy and the Old Testament stories can be woven together into an inspiring tale. This is the conclusion to the Books of the Infinite. Reluctant King Akabe is determined to build a temple for the Infinite. The land he needs is owned the Thaenfalls a notorious tribe who worships the goddess Atea. To get the land he must marry Caitria. Is this Infinite's will. There is much opposition to the building of the temple and Caitria and Ela, the prophetess, get kidnapped and taken to Bel-laa ...more
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed all three books in this series. The author incorporates Old Testament happenings into her own fictional account.
Read more on my blog
Christie Lovvorn
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was a challenge to read this book because I did not want the series to end. I had the age-old dilemma of every good bibliophile: read quickly because you cannot stop yourself or force yourself to slow down so you can really savor the story. At times, the book does have a breakneck pace, but that is tempered with the tremendous growth of the characters. It is satisfying to watch as Ela, Kien, and Akabe, the reluctant king of Siphra (and main focus of this novel), all learn to trust The Infinit ...more
Pat Whitworth
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many lose their lives in war ,but in the end, the righteous are exalted.

Ela is boldly prophesies in this book, the Infinite shows up to prove His words. Love stories are woven in the midst if it all.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this series! This was a great final book and wrap-up. Inspirational, too.
Nathalie Smith
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
awesome!! can't wait to read more by this author
D Nine
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, fantasy
Because of the slow beginning and the scenario seemed too familiar with the struggle, I found this complete but had me tabling it instead of glued to the story.
Kien remains my favorite character.
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: print, review, kindle

Akabe Garric has been chosen, against his will, to be king of Siphra. He's a warrior at heart and never dreamed if or wanted such a swift unexpected rise to power. Despite his misgivings about his new role, he's determined to prove his worth to the people of Munra and honor his Creator by undertaking a monumental task: rebuilding the Infinite's Holy House in Siphra. If only the task only was all he had to worry about.

When Akabe soon discovers that the land he needs is held by the ThaenFalls, k
Lisa Johnson
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: King (Books of the Infinite #3)
Author: R. J. Larson
Pages: 352
Year: 2013
Publisher: Bethany House
King is the third and final installment in the Books of the Infinite series by R. J. Larson. Readers see the close relationship between the Infinite and His Prophet, Ela, deepen as well as with His Judge, Kien. These are the focus of the first two books in the series, respectively. I’m looking forward to more novels from this author, and I encourage you to read this series. You won’t regret it.
Robert Mullin
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
In this third installment to the Books of the Infinite series, R.J. Larson seems to hit her stride as a fantasy author. As with JUDGE, the novel shifts focus to another character, this time King Akabe. Kien and Ela are still prominent, but more subdued in their overall roles. The humor we have come to expect with such characters as the monster destroyer horse “Pet” (Scythe) is likewise there, but downplayed.

I think I enjoyed this novel more than its immediate predecessor for a couple of reasons
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
I have read several great books in the Fantasy genre lately, and one in the Christian Fantasy genre that I loved (The Hero's Lot). When I signed up for this tour, it was because I loved the cover and the summary.

There is quite a lot going on in this story. You have several different key players and plots and circumstances, some of which have built up as the series has progressed. You would think that since there have been so many signs or proof of who Ela is and who she serves that there wouldn
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First, let me say that I seldom read YA fiction—and never speculative. However, R.J. Larson's ability to weave Old Testament tales with imaginary kingdoms and lovable monster-horses has been an incredible journey that I’ve enjoyed immensely.

Book #1 of the series, Prophet, introduced us to Ela of Parne, a young girl charged with the huge task of speaking the Infinite's message to whomever whenever He commanded. Also in that first offering, we met Kien Lantec, a spoiled and brash nobleman who matu
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hard-copy
Akabe Garric is now the unwilling king of Siphra, looking to rebuild the Infinite’s temple. However, on the first day of construction, the deal with the landowner of the temple site goes south and Akabe is forced to negotiate new terms. Lord Thaenfall, a known Atean and enemy to the Infinite, insists that the only way he will sell the land is if the King marries his daughter. Akabe makes a brash decision and soon finds himself and his new wife Caitria the targets of many assassination attempts b ...more
Jonathon Burns
Feb 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Though I can’t tell for sure, King appears to be the finale book in Larson’s “Books of the Infinite” series. Akabe Garric has been chosen as king, though he had not asked for kingship. Despite this, he decides to prove himself to be a worthy king and begins undertaking a major project: Rebuilding the Infinite’s temple in the land of Siphra. He quickly runs into a problem, that land is held by worshippers of another god and will only relinquish the land if Akabe marries their leader’s daughter. ...more
Christian Fiction Addiction
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been extremely impressed by R.J. Larons's debut into the fantasy fiction realm, and I have enjoyed the entire series that is concluded with the wonderful novel "King". All of the characters I have come to love have returned in fine form in "King", a novel that pulled me into the story from the first few pages and didn't let me go until the satisfying conclusion. Larson has done a wonderful job at creating a believable fantasy world, complete with a map that will help you picture the world ...more
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I found King by R.J. Larson to be a compelling and palatable rendering of man’s continual struggle with obedience toward God verses pride-inspired goals. I found that Larson’s easy yet brilliant writing style propelled me into her world of danger, betrayal, and ultimate sacrifice. Let us heed this hard lesson that is lived out before our eyes and save ourselves the heartache and pain of experiencing it firsthand.

It always amazes me how wise we think we are. What we don’t realize is that our wisd
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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.

Other books in the series

Books of the Infinite (3 books)
  • Prophet (Books of the Infinite, #1)
  • Judge (Books of the Infinite, #2)
“I require simple things. You, My children of dust, always complicate matters.” 2 likes
“Kien, talking with Akabe, caught Ela's glance and grinned, luring her thoughts toward him. Gorgeous man! How dare he distract her?
Akabe turned and saw what-or rather who-had distracted Kien mid-sentence. He should have known. And he understood. If Caitria had cast him such a loving smile, Akabe would have abandoned this impromptu conference altogether. But Caitria petted Issa, ignoring everyone else. Therefore...
Akabe backhanded Kien's shoulder. "Stop flirting with your wife and pay attention!"
Kien shot him a mock-threatening look. "I am your servant, sir."
A headstrong and unexpected servant, Akabe agreed silently. But most welcome.”
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