Wednesday, June 1, 2011

AMMON by H.B. MOORE

FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK:
With the fire of new found testimony, Ammon and his brethren leave Zarahemla to preach the gospel in Lamanite lands, carrying nothing but hunting weapons and the promises of God. Spotted by an enemy scout, they part ways in the dense jungle with hopes of reuniting at the close of their harvest. Ammon follows the Spirit to the borders of Ishmael, where he’s ambushed just seconds after spotting Elena, a fair-skinned woman who captures his interest.

As Ammon gains renown in the kingdom, he defends Elena from the advances of Gad, the loathsome widower she’ll soon be required to marry. Then swearing allegiance to the Lamanite king and trusting in the Lord, Ammon further proves his strength and devotion by sparing King Lamoni’s flocks from plunderers. The amazed king and his court are converted to the gospel through Ammon’s powerful teachings and the miraculous events that follow, but each action Ammon takes causes more and more disruption throughout the kingdom. And when Elena is abducted by her own brother and hidden away in an unspeakable place, Ammon faces his greatest struggle yet: not just the outward challenge of lethal combat but also the inward challenge of loving one’s enemy.
We have all read the story about Ammon cutting off the arms of the rebels that were trying to scatter the king's sheep.
We have also all read the story about Ammon renouncing the crown and leaving Zarahemla to become a missionary among the Lamanites, and of the conversion of King Lamoni and his wife.
What we usually don't think about is that Ammon was also a young Single Adult, interested in girls, and in someday starting a family, fighting, hanging with friends, holding down a job,etc.
 Heather Moore's new book Ammon  was released today. Ammon, is a Book of Mormon story, an action/ adventure story and a romance. Who could ask for more than that?
I like the way Heather stayed true to the Book of Mormon character, while developing Ammon and the other characters, into "real people", without loosing any of the historical accuracy. I hoped and cheered for a relationship to develop between Alma and Elena- the young Nephite girl who had grown up among the Lamanites.
After Alma and Alma the Younger I didn't think it would be possible for Heather Moore to get better, but Ammon is even better than they were. I had a hard time putting it down to do necessary things , like eating and sleeping, until I finished.
I recommend this to anyone that likes action/adventure/romance. I think people both LDS and Non LDS alike will enjoy Ammon by H.B. Moore.
You will be able to purchase it at http://www.deseretbook.com/, http://www.seagullbook.com/ , or you can check with your library to see if it is available on inter library loan.
To learn more about Heather Moore and her other books check out her Blog HERE  and her website HERE.
I recieved a review copy of this book from Heather Moore.

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