Tuesday, April 5, 2011


From the Back of the Book:
As night falls, a scarlet-robed man emerges from the temple and a hush falls over the waiting crowd. Studying the hooded figure with enmity, Alma recognizes that this is the man who incites rebellion among the people of Zarahemla. This is the man who dares preach from the very place where King Benjamin uttered his final blessings upon the people of the church. Defiling the tower with his very presence, the man who embodies evil raises a hand to silence the drums, then calls to his followers through the eerie quiet. And that’s when Alma realizes the terrible truth: this man is his son.
Alma the Younger, son of the aging high priest, once was taught by the wisdom of prophets. Now the young man is a thief — ensnared by the wiles of strong drink and harlots; a bitter dissenter determined to overthrow the church, to lead the people into new “freedoms.“ He has gathered a strong army to create a revolution, which only begins with the desecration of the temple and will escalate to calamity once he captures King Mosiah’s daughter. But en route to his malicious mission with his royal henchmen, Alma is halted by an unexpected opponent: an angel of the Lord, a messenger of the very God he has sought to defame. And what unfolds is a story of miraculous redemption, a story building on the poignant Book of Mormon account to show how even the vilest of sinners can be transformed by the Savior’s amazing grace.
Heather Moore was able to take Alma the Younger's story and retell it, making it more exciting, while not loosing the historical accuracy so often sacrificed in novels based on the scriptures.
The story of Alma the Younger is one of rebellion, love and forgiveness. Even knowing the story, I didn't want to put it down. I wanted to see the next thing Alma the Younger and his followers would do.
I would recommend this to anyone that likes historical novels, LDS and Non LDS Alike will find something to like in this book.
To learn more about Heather Moore

You can find Alma the Younger at http://www.deseretbook,com/, http://www.seagullbook.com/, http://www.amazon.com/ and as always inter library loan.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the most amazing stories in the Book of Mormon, and one of my favorites. And now I have another author I'm interested in. I'm now going to follow the link to her place. Thanks for posting this.
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