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5 Stars Out Of 5
A great continuation to books 1 & 2
March 7, 2011
Love the first person telling of this story. The young demon is funny and so sincere in his efforts to assist people make the right decisions in their lives because he is aware of where the wrong decision can lead. He makes you hope that by the end of book 4 God will hear his pleas and have mercy on him, but you know that is not going to happen, but your heart goes out to him any way.
Surprisingly educational. Really makes you think and research the scriptures. Talks openly about questions many christians are afraid to even think about let alone discuss. I find myself hoping that God will somehow redeem this poor fallen angel. Once you've read these novels you will never take Grace for granted again. I can't wait for the 4th book!
The King by Linda Rios Brook is the third book in the Reluctant Demon series. Samantha Yale has received another series of scrolls for translation from the mysterious source, Wonk Eman. He warns her that no one else must see or know about the scrolls, but forces are searching for both the scrolls, and Dr. Yale. Her translation picks up the continued story of an unnamed demon who works for Satan observing the humans and reporting back to the fallen angel about their doings. This demon is putting together his case to present to God as to why he should be allowed to return to Heaven, having no desire to continue in slavery to Satan, he uses his observations about the humans to attempt to understand God himself. The book covers the Old Testament books of Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel with the time of the judges and the Saul and David's kingships. Brook has created one of the most unique works of biblical fiction on the market. Much of the story comes directly from the Bible, but Brook inserts a bit of humor with the demon as narrator. He asks the same questions that readers have been wondering about for millenia, and inserts a sense of immediacy to each story because of his presence. She makes these age old stories very real and understandable for today's reader, while cautiously touching on deeper topics as they relate to the tale. I truly enjoy this series, because Brook gives new insight to stories I've heard my entire life, plus the framing story is really beginning to ratchet up the tension. The Reluctant Demon series should have strong appeal to both young adults and older readers.