New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only... show more
New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity. Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love. But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.
Publish date: September 13th 2011
Publisher: Center Street
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Books of Mortals (#1)
You should read this book. I've read so many lately that I don't really say that so vehemently anymore. I have stopped giving out 5 stars so generously. But the writing here is just incredible.I rarely have such an emotional reaction to a story. A bit of fun, a bit of interest, usually a "sigh!"...
Once again, Ted Dekker does not disappoint. In this book he teams up with Tosca Lee. This is an awesome book with the slightest hint of Christian undertones. The setting itself is an unique dystopian society. I can't wait for the next in the series.
A novel concept, in my experience, but the writing just isn't that interesting. After the apocalypse, remaining scientists find a way to genetically remove all emotions from humanity except fear. Almost 500 years later, a few people find a way to restore those emotions. I can understand that a ma...
The problem with reading the first in a series right when it comes out, instead of waiting for the entire series, is that you have to wait so long for the next book. I have no patience when it come to this! I can't wait until the next book come out. I want to know what happens next! I really, rea...
Hm, I will refrain from giving stars, as I actually dropped the book after a second half. I honestly can't see why it has such good rating. The idea is great I'll give you that. But realization could have been better. The characters are naive, illogical and just plain boring. This book hit all my pe...