Review by Jill Williamson
Thomas Hunter has his hands full with his men trying to explain who Justin really is and why one needs to die to truly live. Mikil, one of his female soldiers, claims to be having dreams about Kara Hunter, Thomas’ sister from the other world. Mikil tells Thomas that he died there, which explains why he hasn’t dreamed about earth in thirteen months. He tells Mikil he doesn’t want to go back, but she insists that without his help, the Raison Strain will be released. Thomas remembers the blank book and writes a quick story that ends with Thomas Hunter coming back to life.
Thomas awakes on a gurney with a white sheet draped over him. Not only is he alive, but the blank book of history came with him. This sets off the third and final book in the Circle Trilogy. The race is on for Thomas to try and stop the spread of the Raison Strain from killing all but a select few of the world’s population.
Ted Dekker is brilliant the way he weaves the plots of both worlds together. Where Thomas knows and loves Elyon and Justin in the future world, he seeks to find the truth of that same creator on earth. It’s more non stop action that comes down to one man’s choice to save the world of himself.
This was the perfect ending to three novels, two worlds, and one amazing story. I love Dekker’s creativity and pacing. He is proof that there is an audience for modern fantasy/suspense. His use of blood and its importance for sustaining life—and gaining eternal life—is brilliant. I was completely thrilled and satisfied with the end of this series.