Return to the realms of the Infinite!
"Larson makes the fantasy genre thrilling even for readers who wouldn't normally venture into mystical realms." -Booklist
For daring to trust their Creator, Araine and Nikaros are swept from their homes into a foreign land...slaves to their enemies
Araine Khalome of ToronSea follows the goddess Atea. But Araine secretly questions Atea's power as a goddess. Wrestling with her spiritual doubts, Araine finds old scrolls containing verses that come alive, beckoning her soul. Within those words, Araine senses the presence of the Infinite, the despised Most Ancient God, enemy to all Ateans, and she's captivated-secretly risking her life to read the Books of the Infinite.
You are forever in My sight...
Betrayed and condemned, Araine is swept away to the kingdom of Belaal, where she is swiftly apprehended and marked as a slave. Caught up in the lethal political and religious struggles within Balaal, Araine joins forces with another slave, Nikaros, a hostage and exiled son of an Eosyth Lord. As they fight to survive the antagonistic royal court, Nik and Araine soon realize that they must also protect the despotic god-king who has enslaved them.
But the god-king, Bel-Tygeon, has plans of his own.
Child of Dust, are you My servant?
|Publisher:||Elk Lake Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)|
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"Larson makes the fantasy genre thrilling even for readers who wouldn't normally venture into mystical realms. Though the battles waged resemble tales from the Old Testament, there is no preaching here, merely a compelling story of good versus evil in which good is sure to triumph." --Booklist
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't usually read too much fantasy anymore but I received an ebook copy of this story from book fun.org for a fair and honest opinion. I am glad that I asked to read it. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the next book in this Realms of the Infinite series. It started a little confusing for me and then I got into the flow of the book and had a hard time putting it down.
R J Larson's Exiles Nikaros, the son of an Eosyth Lord is held slave due to clan’s belief in the Infinite. The King of Belaal holds him in exchange for his family’s safety. Araine Khalome of ToronSea is rescued by the Infinite when her father tries to kill her. First, she is held as a slave of the King of Belaal until she becomes the Prophet to Belaal. The characters were vivid and well developed. There were interesting dynamics between various characters. The two main characters had undeniable chemistry between them. The vivid descriptions put the reader right into the story. Intriguing, well plotted book with drama, suspense, biblical facts, humor, edge and a touch of romance. The story inspires the reader with the constant faith. Thank you to book fun.org for this Book. My opinion is my own.
An incredibly well crafted fantasy novel! Though this is book 1 of this particular series it is my belief that to receive the maximum enjoyment from this story you should read all 3 books in the previous series, “Books of the Infinite,” before this one. From the very beginning my heart was aching for the plight that Nikaros and his friends were caught in. I wanted so badly to see them free from their captors. Yet shortly after their captivity starts I suddenly found myself transported to ToronSea and the home of a wealthy family. At first I was confused by the dramatic shift but it didn’t take long to start feeling a connection to Araine. I found myself wanting to see her realize the love of the Infinite in the midst of what seemed to me to be a cold, unfeeling family. As soon as Araine arrives in Belaal the intrigue in the royal court picks up. With it there is plenty of action and excitement. Since I have read the entire Bible I am fascinated by the marvelous way that R. J. Larson takes wonderful stories from the Old Testament and retells them within the fantasy land that she has developed for these fantastic books. I received a free eBook copy of this novel through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Fantasy fans are in for a treat! I started Exiles last night and it was only with great reluctance, and I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer, that I finally shut my laptop down. As soon as I was up again this morning said laptop was back on and I was back into it, who cares about breakfast after all. As I finished Exiles I thought about R.J. Larson's amazing talent as an author. She can pull me into the story until all sight and sound outside the book cease to exist. Her books are even more than entertainment, she re-tells the Biblical stories in such a way that they become totally new and exciting. It's hard to describe the feeling you get as you read R.J. Larson's stories of the Infinite. They make you want something more, to reach deep inside yourself and ask the question “Child of Dust are you My servant.” To examine yourself, questioning would I be willing to do and risk as much as Araine and Nikaros? To long for that closeness with God and to see His wonders, even His word, with the same awe. Exiles is filled with adventure, excitement, spine-tingling danger, a dash of romance, and R.J. Larson's trademark attention to detail. The lands, peoples, and customs are so well thought out, and those Drekar gave me the shivers. If you loved Prophet, Judge, and King, you'll be sure to enjoy Exiles. You'll meet some wonderful new characters and reacquaint yourself with some old friends. R.J. Larson has a real winner in Exiles and I can't wait to read the next book in The Realms Of The Infinite. R.J. Larson's Biblical fantasy is the best! (I received a copy of this e-book from the author through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
I just finished reading this book. I found it very well written and the story kept my interest. My problem is that this is not my preferred genre. There were things I was not comfortable with, but I am sure that it was because of the genre and my preferred reading material. I noticed a lot of plays on things found in the Bible. At least it seemed that way to me. I did enjoy the book, even though I was uncomfortable with things like Infinite speaking directly to them. I am sure that if fantasy is your genre of choice, you will totally enjoy this book. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
Exiles is the first book in the Realms of the Infinite series. Although I’m not a huge fan of fantasy books, the writing is very well done. I loved the character Nikaros and his determination to protect his family, even while being held captive by the enemy. The storyline is intense and a little hard to connect with since I had not read any of the other books. It was also interesting to see the characters’ point of view of the Infinite One. Overall, it’s a well done book. I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.