Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Green by Ted Dekker

Book Description from Thomas Nelson's website:

At Last . . . The Circle Reborn

The story of how Thomas Hunter first entered the Black Forest and forever changed our history began at a time when armies were gathered for a final battle in the valley of Migdon. Green is a story of love, betrayal, and sweeping reversals set within the apocalypse. It is the beginning: the truth behind a saga that has captured the imagination of more than a million readers with the Books of History Chronicles.

But even more, Green brings full meaning to the Circle Series as a whole, reading as both prequel to Black and sequel to White, completing a full circle. This is Book Zero, the Circle Reborn, both the beginning and the end. The preferred starting point for new readers . . . and the perfect climax for the countless fans who’ve experienced Black, Red, and White.

My Opinion:

Like Ted Dekker's other books, Green, pulls you in to the story as soon as you begin reading. The characters will be remembered from the previous books and some new ones which keeps the storyline going and progressing. Mr. Dekker has a great ability for storytelling and weaving in Christian values and beliefs into his book, including Green. I will admit that while the book does pull you in, it took me longer to actually read this one since I had to re-aquaint myself with the characters and plot, it had been awhile since I last read Black, Red and White, but it wasn't hard to get back into the storyline.

It has always amazed me at how an author can weave so many genre's and still make it flow smoothly with any weird or unusual plot lines. This is what I think makes Green so great, is that the flow at reading this book from the others just goes seemlessly together making it a great read that will lead you on twists with the suspense, love for Elyon and even hatred. I truly feel this book encompasses a lot of themes that fit well for Ted Dekker's usual writing style.

**I was provided a copy of this book through Thomas Nelson's review program in exchange for my honest review.

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