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The Circle Series in One Epic Edition (The Circle 0-3)

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More than a million readers have experienced the Circle series. Now, for the first time ever - and only for a limited time - they can dive deeper with a limited edition boxed set.

Included in this special collector's set is:
* Dekker's highly anticipated new novel Green
* New hardcover editions of Black, Red, and White - originally published in 2004 but long gone from shelves
Hardcover, 1594 pages
Published 2009 by Thomas Nelson
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Dec 31, 2011 Dustin rated it it was amazing
Rare is the story that takes readers out of this world and into another.

Rarer still the story that captures heart, soul, and mind...leaving the reader forever transformed.

This is that story.

Dive deep and enter the Circle.

The Circle is an epic story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, and terrorist threat unlike anything the human race has ever known.

It beings when a man named Thomas hunter finds himself being chased down an alley after working the late shift at a coffee house. When a bullet
Rani Simpson
Apr 14, 2012 Rani Simpson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: current-favorits
This series changed my life!! Ted Dekker is a poet, he writes with such conviction that you can't help but take every word to heart! This is and will forever be my favorite series! The characters are phenomenal! I love that story takes the creation of mankind and intermingles it with the end of times! The way he weaves the two realities together is flawless!! I also love that this series plays a part in so many of his other books! Like The Lost Books, The Paradise novels, House, Immanuels Veins, ...more
JoAnn Jordan
Jul 27, 2011 JoAnn Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished reading the first of the novels in this volume: Black. The story alternates between two realities with a great deal of action in each. Ted Dekker is a very skilled writer who captures and holds interest throughout. I am so glad I have all four books to read at once because waiting for them would be torture.

Finished reading the second of the novels in this volume: Red. The heroes in the story fight staggering odds to save both realities. Nothing is certain and there are many trials. I am
Kris Hunter
Aug 05, 2012 Kris Hunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was major fantasy which I don't read. It reminded me of the Matrix movie. I loved how the author had a great grasp on the love of God. The "Great Romance" is what I have been studying and this was a confirmation for me. It was a nice distraction. Some may not like how the evil is portrayed but to me this is how the supernatural realm and the enemy really work.
I really wanted to like this series, and for the most part I did. I got through one book but partway through the second in the series I had to quit. I haven't any other series by Ted Dekker and checkout all four books in this series at once anticipating my enjoyment. This series relies heavily on previous books and on the reader's knowledge of those previous books, events and people. For someone new coming in to this series, I constantly felt lost, left out or this overwhelming feeling of missin ...more
Mark Dakin
Nov 03, 2011 Mark Dakin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When an author strives to awaken our minds to ideas and passions that we already know, we find that many fall short. Not that they don't write good literature, but that one needs to walk away and say that their actually life's have been changed because of it. I have read these books a few times and find that with each reading, I am challenged to go back to my own beliefs and see if there is passion.

What I see as sometimes bleak and sad, is that I have allowed something so personally passionate
Jun 21, 2012 Sally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give the first three books of the circle series, "Black", "Red", and "White" 5 stars. I have not read 3 novels quite as hungrily...."Green" was so much more gory, and even though these 4 books are truly a circle series, I would highly recommend beginning with "Black." I was SO GLAD that I ended with "Green" even though the Kindle version started with it.
Overall, well written young-adult, Christian fiction. It is somewhere along the lines of Narnia meets the Lord of the Rings....a fantasy thril
Jeffrey Hendricks
Very good realization and imagery, bringing spiritual struggles into stark physical reality. Extremely creative and colorful writing. The books were written in a cyclical path, this particular collection starts with Black, but contains an alternate ending to Green if you wanted to start there. Overall, the series started off slowly, but the intensity ramps up continually until the ending/beginning. Overall, a great read, and a great twist on a timeless tale of redemption.
Brendan Drayazmore
I have actually only read Black and I thought it was a very entertaining story. Any story about a man who can go to sleep in one world and wake up in another is always gonna be an interesting story, but dieing in both world's and not knowing which world is real makes it very interesting! Black is definitely a book that keeps you on the edge of you seat.
May 10, 2012 Evelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All four books were excellent! This is a series that is fast paced, takes you to another world, and leaves you with a lot to think about. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit and will definitely be reading it again.
Chris Clements
Sep 07, 2012 Chris Clements rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series of books is a fight between good and evil. While C.S. Lewis had his Chronicles of Narnia, Dekker has the Circle series. There are similarities of man's fight between his thirst for God and the lures of evil. Truly a great read from beginning to end.
This series is Awesome... I highly recommend starting either with green, its tells more of the beginning I think. Or black works just as well, in all these books go into a circle, so wherever you start it will end in a circle. Pretty cool huh? I thought so...
Mar 16, 2012 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Love this series. One of my favorites by Ted Dekker. I would definitely recommend, especially to someone who hasn't read anything by him yet. This is a good place to start.
Dive Deep.
Aug 06, 2011 Desiree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couln't read each page fast enouph! Wow what an author! I would love to see a movies made from this series.
Jess Erhart
Oct 14, 2010 Jess Erhart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
goodness these were the best books i ever read, no exaggertaion!
May 25, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the Circle series a lot, they did have some very slow parts however. But neverless they were hard to put down and very addicting to read.
Rachel Malcolm
May 01, 2013 Rachel Malcolm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These are my favorite books of all so far. I was romanced, mesmerized, and smitten. My heart forever belongs to this series.
Joan Bergin nuzbach
Aug 10, 2012 Joan Bergin nuzbach rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Very unusual but a compelling read. Makes you think! I read right through all four books.
Sarah Taleweaver
Overall rating: 3.5 stars.

This was the focus of my (Not So) Great Dekker Reread. (Not So) Great in that I only read my favorites of his books that I'd previously read and didn't bother with the ones where the suspense was the only thing that kept me going on them. Anyway.

In this volume, I read Black, Red, and White. I did not read Green, though I did read the alternate ending. More on that in a minute. All three books were good- but not as great as I remembered. Compared to some of the other boo
Jennifer Frye
May 10, 2017 Jennifer Frye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-next
Note to reread....I remember this series being incredibly impactful and profound, but also long and complicated.
Nora Kremer Seville
I first I was very confused, but after reading I began to enjoy it. I tried Book Zero first and to really understand you need to read Book One.
Amanda Pierce
Mar 01, 2017 Amanda Pierce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic series. It was very well-written and engaging. I highly recommend it.
William Boothe
Nov 30, 2013 William Boothe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great series. Although they were recommended to me several times, I never read them individually as Elyon intended. I only read them in this set and thoroughly enjoyed them. They were not at all what I expected and were a pleasant break from the cookie-cuttered fiction that riddles our electronic shelves these days.

The story is fast paced for the most part and I got through the whole series in about two weeks. I am assuming (but too lazy to look) that this set is the one wi
Mar 17, 2016 Paige rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so I feel like I ought to justify my reasons for not giving this series five stars--it was very action-packed, chock-full of twists and turns, and very well thought out. It is not for those who are irritated by a constant swinging back and forth between two worlds/dimensions/times/however you want to think of it. I enjoyed the ride, the symbolism, and the (VERY obvious and not at all hard to pick out) focus on the struggle between good and evil, even the focus on Christianity and a relatio ...more
Sep 01, 2016 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
These were the first books I had read by Ted Dekker (I've since read many more). They were good enough that I went out and bought a copy of the series afterwards.

Some of Ted Dekkers books I find a little TOO dark for my taste but most are brilliant and this is one of the brilliant series. You have a choice whether to read Book 0: Green as the first or the last book in the series. I read it last. I'm not sure which would be better. It is the darkest of the books and, to be honest, I feel like if
Jan 24, 2015 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
For some reason, I thought this series was in my "to read" list. So when B&N had an awesome deal on the whole series ebook, I jumped at it. Then I realized that I had confused it with something else.

When I noticed that Circle is technically classified as "Christian," I thought I had most certainly wasted my money on some preachy drivel. Luckily, I have found it to be neither preachy nor complete drivel. (At this point, I'm 12 chapters into the second book.)

If you are a Christian, I'm sure yo
Sep 16, 2013 Donald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Epic. Four novels, two worlds, one story.

At nearly 1600 pages, this single book comprises four novels in an omnibus edition along with the original ending to Green, which is the last book. There is also a short interview with the author.

In our world, his name is Thomas Hunter; in the other realm he is known as Thomas of Hunter. When he dreams in either reality, he enters the other and time never travels at the same speed between.

In one world, he saves humanity from the Raison Strain, an air-born
Jun 23, 2012 Alissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
This is the omnibus version of Ted Dekker's Circle Series. I really enjoyed this series; however, it was extremely long and sometimes it felt like it moved unbearably slow, which is why it took so long for me to finish the books. I loved the Christian imagery regardless of how glaringly obvious it was at times, and felt myself often thinking deeply about what it means to be a child of God. I especially love how God was depicted here. Overall, I recommend the series without reservation to anyone ...more
Richard Huang
Sep 10, 2015 Richard Huang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely a very interesting read. The author combines various symbolisms of Christianity into the novel which made it contain a deeper meaning. Furthermore, the story was well paced and contained plenty of action and adventure. The protagonist's special ability was truly intriguing and the mechanics of the world that Ted Dekker invented was also fascinating. The plot unfolded spectacularly. I would recommend this to people who would like a long read on a story with lots of action, adv ...more
Jo Patchin
Apr 26, 2016 Jo Patchin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars are not enough.

On the edge of my seat the Entire time.! The whole series! I cried! I felt like screaming at the sheer stupidity of the people in this book. I was so mad at the fact that I had to put this book down at all. I had read this whole series long ago and I am so very glad I decided to read it again. It was worth every minute. Every hour and second I spent late into the night even though I had to get up just a few hours later.
So awesome. I could probably go on forever singing p
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Ted Dekker is known for novels that combine adrenaline-laced stories with unexpected plot twists, unforgettable characters, and incredible confrontations between good and evil. Ted lives in Austin with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.
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Other Books in the Series

The Circle (4 books)
  • Green: The Beginning and the End (The Circle, #0)
  • Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1)
  • Red: The Heroic Rescue (The Circle, #2)
  • White: The Great Pursuit (The Circle, #3)

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“Maybe he does show himself to us, but we don’t see. Maybe it’s not our senses that are the problem, but our minds.” 1 likes
“He did change history. He did, he did!” Gabil hopped again, twice, lost his footing, and toppled to the floor. He bounded to his feet and did a little jig of sorts. “Ha! It’s fascinating! It’s magnicalicious!” “Please, settle down. That’s not even a word.” “Why not?” Gabil said. “If Thomas can change history, I think I have the right to change a few words.” 1 likes
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