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The Paradise Trilogy (Paradise #1-3)

4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  458 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Welcome to Paradise.


A man cloaked in black arrives in the sleepy town of Paradise, Colorado. He knows too much about the town's many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. Bearing the power to grant any unfulfilled dream, he is irresistible. As dark clouds and sandstorms envelop the town, it becomes apparent that Paradise is being
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Published May 28th 2012 by Thomas Nelson
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Dec 02, 2013 Adrienna rated it really liked it
I have a couple books by this author but have yet to read them. So will start with this trilogy. In the beginning, the book started off with numerous characters, subplots, and starts to link about midway of the book. Although in the beginning, I didn't care for Billy nor the 36 (total 37) students in the monastery and wasn't quite sure how they worked in the story but about 225 pages or more in "Showdown" it all started to make some sense. This writer is quite eccentric, reflective, and distinct ...more
Evelyn Doyle
Because this is three books in one, my star rating is averaged. But actual ratings were polarised. Ted Dekker has wonderful writing ability in the thriller/suspense genre. As a thriller writer, he's probably my favourite. (Book Two of this trilogy was a thriller/suspense — I give it 5 stars.)

But I don't like his fantasy attempts at all. I find them completely unidentifiable, even with the belief-suspension that fantasy typically requires. Book One was fantasy (I give it 1 star), and although it
Jul 25, 2012 Fran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Changed my rating to 5 stars as I'm currently reading and very much enjoying the first story in the Paradise Trilogy, entitled "Showdown." Paradise is a town who welcomes a mysterious preacher named "Black" who's already seeming like the devil himself! And there's a group of young boys being trained up in a special program of faith and trust in Christ by monks in a monastery... those young boys are going to be pivitol in a great spiritual battle from what I see already in the story! Has all the ...more
Shay West
Jan 19, 2013 Shay West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this trilogy. I admit it was hard to get through the last book (Sinner) for some reason but the first two (Showdown and Saint) really had me hooked. And an added bunos: the setting of Paradise is right in my backyard! :D Dekker mentions familiar places like Grand Junction (where I live)and Delta and uses local lingo (saying Junction instead of Grand Junction). Dekker is good at twists and turns and keeping you guessing right to the end. And who doesn't like a knock-down-drag-out between ...more
Jul 21, 2013 Evelyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an intriguing read, especially when the plot addresses censoring the right to free speech under the premise of stopping hate crime. Very realistic and believable when compared to the current environment of political correctness. Fairly good series of books, but pales in comparison to circle trilogy- which is an AMAZING read. Read the circle trilogy first, then start this one.
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Oct 21, 2016 B.A. A. Mealer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting fantasy book which goes through good and evil. The twists and surprises keep you wondering what is really happening. I happen to like Mr. Dekker's novels as there is usually a good moral to his stories which make you think and evaluate your own life.
Karen Lewis
Jun 29, 2013 Karen Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the first page I was hooked and became a fan! As I have read more of his novels this trilogy remains my favorite!!!
Lynette Tyler
This book was confusing and apparently, biblical.
Cari Poweziak
Apr 02, 2015 Cari Poweziak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marsuvees Black - the ultimate creepy evil guy.
Mar 15, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! There are not words to describe these three books! I only wish I could share my enthusiasm with my older brother who introduced me to this amazing author.
J M Padoc
Mar 16, 2013 J M Padoc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished. Must consider my review before writing. Will say I enjoyed the story... Just have a few nits to pick, perhaps...
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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

Paradise (3 books)
  • Showdown (Paradise, #1)
  • Saint (Paradise, #2)
  • Sinner (Paradise, #3)

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