Friday, November 27, 2009

Green by Ted Dekker (Review)

Book Description

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 Review:
This is my first circle book to read. Overall I thought the story was interesting and well written. It felt like I was missing a lot from previous books. There seems to be a debate among the readers of the circle books about whether new readers should start with Green or end with Green. Having read Green and none of the others I wished I would have started with the original first book. I think it would have made more sense for me. The ending in this book confused me also and I wonder if I keep reading the series would it help? I thought the spiritual aspects of the book were amazing. The parallels to our lives now as Christians touched me. This series is described as being a spiritual epic and I would agree. After reading the book I have the desire to dive deeper and be more serious about my faith and to lose the apathy starting to take hold of me. Recommended but start with Black the first book in the series. :)
About the Author
Ted Dekker is the New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is known for stories that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. He has sold 3.6 million books to date and lives in Austin, Texas.
Review copy provided by Thomas Nelson Publishing Company.

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