Ela Roeh of Parne doesn't understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She's undignified and bad-tempered, and at age seventeen she's much too young. In addition, no prophet of Parne has ever been a girl. Worst of all, as Parne's elders often warn, if she agrees to become the Infinite's prophet, Ela knows she will die young.
Yet she can't imagine living without Him. Determined to hear the Infinite's voice, Ela accepts the sacred vinewood branch and is sent to bring the Infinite's word to a nation torn apart by war. There she meets a young ambassador determined to bring his own justice for his oppressed people. As they form an unlikely partnership, Ela battles how to balance the leading of her heart with the leading of the Infinite.
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Ela Roeh of Parne has many reasons why she shouldn't become a prophet. She has a bad temper, is unrefined, makes irrational decisions...not to mention she is only seventeen and a girl!
But the creator has His reasons for picking Ela to be His prophet. If she accepts His offer, the wise, old saying will become evident in her own life. Ela will die young.
Yet after enduring the painful torture of being without her Creator, she knows that a life without Him is no life at all.
She accepts His offer and is sent to Istgard, a land torn apart by war, idolatry, greed, and power.
The future of two nations now rest in the hands of this inadequate young girl. She'll be tested to her very limits and must learn how to trust the Creator over her own heart.
"Close you eyes, Ela of Parne. Close your eyes and you will see.
Istgard has turn their back on Me. See the evil they do.
Will you accept the branch and speak My will? Will you be My prophet?"
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