Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Judge", by R.J. Larson

"Judge" by R.J. Larson, is a wonderful young adult /teen story.  It begins with Kien Lantec a young man in the military about to take his first day of leave.  However The Infinite has other plans for him.  What Kien doesn't understand is that Ela  the Prophetess Parne has not been given this assignment.  
  Kien has many questions and he soon finds that Ela has also been tapped to try to save her own land.  
  This is a wonderful story of Good and Evil where the characters are charged with what could be considered formidable odds against them.  Along the way on each of thier journey's they are accompanied by their trusting Destroyers.  Animals so strong and furouscious no one can stop them.  These Destroyers and what you may call very protective of the owners.  
  Can Kien and Ela prevail against the dark?  You will have to read this wonderful selection in order to find oiut.  
  I like to take this opportunity to thank Bethany House publishing amd KJ. J. Larson for the chance to read and review this certain to be top notch novel.  Teens and Young Adults alike will "Judge",by R.J. Larson, captivating.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Deadline", by Randy Alcorn

Jake Woods,  goes out  to pick up pizza with his best friends, Doc and Finney. On the way back, they crash and Jake finds himself hanging between his two friends, and between two opposite personalities. Doc, the "I'll Do it My Way" Guy and Finney, the man submitted to God. This story takes Jake from the ICU where he says good-bye to Finney, to an investigation into the under worlds where right and wrong are relative and no one knows anything for a certainty.  The reader is pulled between two opposites.  Heaven and Hell.  Jake  searches for the truth and tries to find meaning in a shifting values. 
Alcorn has several  messages for his readers and he doesn't pull any punches. This book tackles just about all of the issues in our society.   
All in all I found this story engaging and captivating.  The only down side I personally found was that it took a while to get to know the characters.   Finally, I'd like to say that "Deadline", by Jake Alcorn is sure to become a Best Seller.