Sunday, November 15, 2009

Book Review: Green by Ted Dekker

Green is Ted Dekker's lastest addition to The Circle Series. It is "Book Zero:The Beginning and The End". We were introduced to Thomas of Hunter, the man who lives between two worlds, in Black, Red, and White. Thomas finds himself fighting evil in his darkest form. His son, Samuel, has turned his back on his father and gathers the dark forces to wage war. Thomas is heartbroken and desperate to find his way back to our reality to save them all.

This is most definitely the darkest of the The Circle novels. Just when you think Dekkers mind couldn't possibly take us in to lower depths of evil he does just that. This book is not for the faint of heart. Evil is ugly, dark, and dirty. Dekker doesn't gloss over that fact. He doesn't soften the edges of the darkness.

Dekker includes characters from the other circle books as well as from The Paradise Novels. But don't worry if you haven't read these other books. The reader is provided with enough of the character's story to understand their place. If you have read the other books then you simply know the characters back story. Think of it as watching the "True Hollywood Story" of a movie star. You can appreciate the star and understand their role without watching their biography.

I have to say that this is not my favorite book from Dekker. I usually read his books in a few days. It took me longer to read this one. There are parts that are riveting and fast paced. Other parts were slow and somewhat boring.However, once I got to the middle of the book I was hooked and enjoyed the story until the end. And the end does not disappoint!

You can order your copy of Green here.


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