Chaos (The Lost Books, #4)
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A FINAL QUEST AND AN ULTIMATE BETRAYAL

Deep in the mountains of Romania stands a fortress, and deep within that fortress lies a chamber. In that chamber, ruling the dead for over two thousand years, live one Shataiki bat straight from the bowels of the Black Forest. He seeks the final Books of History with which he will destroy the world.

But there are four who stand in the...more
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Thomas Nelson (first published January 28th 2008)
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Dena
This one didn't start as strong as the others in this series, but it did have quite a bit of humor. It picked up somewhere after the first handful of chapters with the action and thrill we expect and love from this author. And as always... a Ted Dekker, power-packed, didn't see that coming ending... that sets the story up for yet another series!!! Ted Dekker is brilliant!
Brian
Well, Dekker really finished strong with the story in the first 4 books. While there are still two more books in the series (thus completing the "L" and "E" in circle), this was the end of the major arc told throughout the first four books and it ended up being quite enjoyable. Where the first two books suffered a bit from being a bit too "YA" centric and were a bit too simplistic, the last two evolved quite nicely into quality story-telling with all the action, twists and turns that Ted is famo...more
Cody Phillips
Deep in the valleys and mountains of Romania, lies the Dark One. For two thousand years he has ruled the dead; yet he still seeks all 7 Lost Books of History. He seeks them to destroy the world, but the four chosen ones are in his way. The book is about a war between good and evil and a battle of the finding of the 7 Lost Books of History. Who will prevail and who will fail to find the 7 Books? I really liked the book because it was very suspenseful and it was easy to picture the book’s setting...more
Casseo
Aug 11, 2008 Casseo added it
Wow...! Ted Dekker never ceases to amaze me! I love this series! It is soooo good! Once you get into it, you go nuts waiting for more! A must read, no doubt!
Cameron Nash
This was an interesting book that i would recommend for teenage readers. It was a very easy read, short and not a lot of crazy big words. It was interesting in that it gripped the reader to continue reading. I enjoy Ted Dekker because he enjoys taking odd concepts and making them interesting. This book is part of a series where chosen ones from the future go back in time to try and save "The Histories." The most interesting part of it is that the future isn't what most people expect it to be, in...more
Jennifer
May 15, 2011 Jennifer rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by: Fran Hudson
Picked up the 1st book in this series for $3 at the store. I didn't get a chance to read it right away, but lent it out & was told it was a must read...

Chaos & Infidel were OK - not amazing, but not terrible. Renegade felt like it was trying to tie the storyline with something else, but the transition was anything but smooth. Then we get to Chaos. This book really feels like Dekker had to wrap this series up and get back to the "main story" that is shared in the Circle series & the P...more
Aaron
The fourth book in the CIRCLE collection takes a well-received change. Not only have the chosen ones experience the "in between" Earth, but now they've traveled back in time to the year 2033 or something. Anyway, it's amusing to see these primitive kiddos try to make their way through "our world," while quickly stirring up a lot of trouble.

These books are clearly written for adolescents, but are just as fun for adults to read through. I think it took me all of four nights to get through, and tha...more
Becky B
Sep 23, 2012 Becky B rated it 2 of 5 stars Recommends it for: only those who can stomach sub-par writing
Dear Mr Dekker, please, let me edit your books for teens before you publish them! Please! If I had been the editor, I would have prevented so many readers from using your books as projectiles because they can't get through the first half of the book without strong urges to do so. It would have been so much better if you had just either a) summarized the first 2 chapters and started off with Johnis & Silvie finally meeting someone who could clue them in to the times and culture, or b)if you h...more
Casey
The best one since Chosen. Probably even a little better than Chosen. I like Chosen because the story is original and it's the beginning and the all sorts of stories are being developed. Then there's Infidel and Renegade which need to be read so you can fully appreciate Chaos. Chaos is well Chaos. The characters are taken from one world to a completely different one which I like. The plot is a complete roller coaster and the ending just sort of leaves you, probably hoping you will read five and...more
Anita
Mar 09, 2012 Anita added it
The fourth in the 'Lost Book' series bridging the 15-year story gap between the first two books in the 'Circle' series: 'Black' and 'Red'. Having attempted to read 'Black', I got rather mixed up between the different and alternating realities, and soon shelved it. Now, that I've read the 'Lost Book' series, I have a better grasp of the plot that winds through the series -- and though it might seem as though I'd be reading the front part of the book after I've read the conclusion -- for me, it's...more
Sareh
I didn't like this book as much as I've liked the other books. I'm not sure why but there was something that I just didn't like. Maybe it was because of the time rift?

Although it's interesting when character time travel and then you find out that one character was there for ten years while it's only been a few minutes for another character and you both traveled at the same time; I just found it unsettling how Karas was suddenly so old.

But beyond that it was still as good as the rest of the book...more
Rebeca
It took me nearly a month and a half to finish this book, but it was not at all because it was not good. Simply, I was lazy and would read it, put it down, read it, put it down and so forth.

However, I was finally able to finish it and wow! Aren't I glad! What a great book!
If you compare it to the other The Lost Books, you simply cannot. It does not have the same feel as the previous three books since it does not include all four of "The Chosen," but it does not make it any less awesome!

I seri...more
Kristy
Mhmm. Brilliant...of course, since it's written by a mastermind author! This book took so many plot twists that you NEVER see coming. And the ongoing quest for the missing books is amazing...paricularly since at the beginning of this one, Johnis and Silvie are in this world instead of Middle Forest, and they're experiencing all the sights and sounds for the very first time. Some really funny parts involved with that. Haha.
Linda
The Chosen One, and his companions are still on their quest for the 7 Books of History. The battle between good & evil continues, as they are transported back in time (to OUR present day), Nevada. Strangely, the 4 transported at the same time, but some have been there 10 yrs, while others are just arriving.

I picked up the first two books in a 2-in-1 volume, and instantly became hooked. I am continuing the saga.

Gigi
This book worried me a bit because I loved the first two in the series, then book three disappointed and the beginning of this book seemed to start off in a very silly way. But once it got to the half way point the reasons I have enjoyed this series kicked in. The characters became real again and I found myself engaged in the story once more. By the time I finished I found myself looking forward to book 5.
Denae
Just can't myself to fully appreciate this series as I have others of Dekker's. The only reason this book didn't get a 2 star rating is because it closed well enough that I won't have to read the 5th and 6th books.
What could compel someone to be so good, then bad, pretend to be good, then be bad, then pretend good, then pretend bad, then return to good? It was just a bit frustrating.
Olean Public Library
- Four young people have gone from their own earth many years in the future to the earth that their leader was originally from to find the three books of History. They must find them before the evil Shataiki do, or the world will be destroyed. I want to read not only all the books in this series but all the books by this author. I’ve already read about thirty of his books.
Monica
This book was well written and entertaining. With the main characters crossing into Earth and not knowing anything, but what they perceive based upon where they came from, it made for some embarassing moments. Even though it frustrates me I do like the fact that the author doesn't try to hold the characters in a cocoon of perfection, but allows them to be human.
Meadow
This was a good adition to the series, though quite creepy, dark, and gross. I liked when Johis and Silvie first went into our world, Los Angeles.

When Alucard finally gets his hands on the 7 books of history he can bridge the evil from his world to ours, and as our heros are strapped to the wall watching him do his evil...is all lost?
Derek Jordan
There were things about this I liked more... and things I liked about this less than other books by Ted Dekker... and certainly the same about this particular series.

This has some very interesting connections, but all of these stories seem to be 'small potatoes' to what you get in the Circle Trilogy itself.
Kami
OH MY GOODNESS!!! This book was so good! The ending was not what I was expecting and there were some major twists! I think this might be my favorite one so far. They just get better and better as the series goes on. They also get way more intense. Ted Dekker definitely knows how to suck you into a book!! This series is great!
Sarah
This book was not as good as the first two (Chosen and Infidel), but better than the third (Renegade). The first hundred pages seemed off track and were a little boring to me, but then it picked up and re-aligned with the story again. It wrapped things up well, while still leaving some things open for future books.
Amy
Jan 14, 2013 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Amy by: Judy Timmerman
Shelves: christian, fantasy
This one was not as good as the first three, but still really liked it. I was not as big a fan of the characters in the new reality. Even in the circle trilogy, I liked it better when they were in Other Earth, fighting the horde. Lots of plugs for future books in the series, but they didnt always make sense.
Melanie
I am half way into this book. The author takes some twists--I still like it--let's see how I feel when I have finished.

...I finished and I liked the Lost Book series but didn't love the ending. I guess I was kind of expecting a little more of Harry Potter ending where I felt okay about everything.
Vicky
This is one of the better of Ted Dekker's Lost Books. It takes Johnis and Sylvie "back to the future", so to speak. They land in Los Vegas in the year 2033. It was comical to read about Johnis's love of Chevys and Sylvie dealing with fire sticks (flashlights). Can't wait to read "Lunatic"!
Jennifer McGee
INSANE!!!!!!! All of these novels in The Lost Books series leave you holding your breath and gasping for air the entire time. What an utterly fantastic series! If you haven't read the original Circle Series that these books were derived from, definitely start there, but don't forget about these!
Maggie
Jul 27, 2011 Maggie added it
This book certainly lived up to its title, but in a wonderful way. It was so interesting reading about our world in the future and yet it's the past in the story. Certainly gives one a headache if details aren't paid attention to. Overall, I loved it and hope to read more! :D
Sarah
This added much relief after reading Renegade. It was a bit choppy and hard to get through the first part. I did like it and I love his good vs. evil. You can see that he has a deep spiritual side to him and an understanding of God's relationship with us all.
Bobbie
Um okay, here I go. the whole book series so far has been four and half stars. I'll tell you why just wait a sec. Okay I've read better, of course I have this is young adult. Well It was a bit of a drag but good all around if you read 1, 2, and 3 before 4.
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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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