So loved this book! I purchased it long ago and it has been sitting in my kindle. Had I known how great it was going to be a would have read it earlier. One of the best Christian fantasy I have read. This is a fiction/allegory that just impressed upon me how good God is and how much authority we really have, if we would only use it. Prophet has all the elements of a good fantasy, swords, intrigue, supernatural, and some romance. There is heart touching scenes, battle scenes, humorous dialogue, what more could you ask. Oh, I forgot the best part, no swearing or sex! Great for teens on up. I give it 5+ stars. Though it is the first in a trilogy, it can be read as a stand alone. I for one am moving right on to the next book.