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Preview — The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker
The Circle Trilogy (The Circle #1-3)
Three novels. Two worlds. One Story.
Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide.
Black - An incredible story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, and a terrorist threat unlike anything the human race has ever known. A virulent evil has been unleashed upon the people of Earth. The only man who can stop it is Thomas Hunter, an unlikely hero whose life i...more
The last book, ...more
When I first started reading Black, it took a little bit to figure out what was happening but once you do the story becomes a rollercoaster ride.
I can clearly see the Christian parallels that is always a strong theme in Dekker's work, however it doesn't fit as well as in some of his other works. It does put the intensity of God's love into focus, and the reality of Jesus sacrifice is suddenly so much more real for the reader (because of the attachment we'd created as readers to this conjured world, its probl ...more
A very well thought out series of books that is a cross between Tolken’s Lord of the Rings and Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series. I highly recommend this book as well as the ancillary books – The Lost Books and ...more
If you like Biblical allegories, this one's for you. If you don't really care about religion one way or another, it's still a good book. If you hate anything to do with religion and the mere thought of it makes you ill, you probably don't want to read this.
I did enjoy the series, ...more
This is probably the best piece o ...more
Then, after falling in love all over again with Frank Peretti, I thought to myself, "Well, surely, there must be someone out there equally awesome."
And that is how I stumbled upon Ted Dekker. I chose to start from this trilogy simply because the plot sounded interesting.
And it didn't disappoint. I found the whole alternate-reality scenario intrigu ...more
In the most recent, and final book in the Circle series, Dekker brings to books to a complete circle - pun completely intended. He even states that you could ...more
You really have to suspend belief to buy into this story. If you're the type who would say, "That would never happen in ...more
In our world things aren't always that clear cut. You might not be able to tell if a person is ...more
The first book in the trilogy was pretty easy going; it didn't stretch the imagination much or wrap me up in an all-engulfing story, but it was interesting. I'm a little more than half way through the second book, and the story has been kicked up a notch. Just when I thought the story was going to wend its way lazily to a similar "pause point," like the first book, it surprised me with a significant change; Rochelle started dreaming like her husband Thomas of the Books of History. ...more
IMHO, several authors could've collaborated on the writing of this book: Stephen King - for the gruesome descriptions of several characters, Tom Clancy for the spy/espionage/terrorist parts, another author who's name escapes me at the moment for the time travel, Danielle Steel for the tragic romances, and the person that wrote the Bible, whoeve ...more