By: Ted Dekker
This is a work of fiction by critically acclaimed and New York Times best selling author Ted Dekker and co-authored by Tosca Lee. This book is in the fantasy genre and is definitely similar to books like the Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This book has many religious undertones, specifically of Christian beliefs. The entire story is essentially a symbolic representation of the life of Christ.
The book is set on Earth about 500 years into the ...more
The Books of Mortals #2
by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee
Nine years have passed since Feyn gave her life so that Jonathan might rule, bringing hope of life to the walking dead. But mere weeks before he is to take the title of Sovereign, rumors that threaten Jonathan's power are becoming fact. Dark Bloods are a new power that has arisen, still Corpse but with the emotions, strength, and speed of Mortals. When the Mortals capture a Dark Blood he reveals that he is alive because his Maker, Saric h ...more
*POSITIVE* This book was a lot better than the first one! It was a little faster paced(not quite fast enough), it had more action, and it was more enjoyable! I give it ...more
I would have given this five stars if not for the plethora of mistakes I came across while reading. Spelling errors were quite prolific, and portions of the story contradicted each other (Like how it was stated that Roland only had daughters, and then on the very next page it said he had a son. What?). But overall, the story was still good. I found the theme of sacrificial love especially moving; and echoes of the Holocaust ...more
Después de 4 semanas, 1 bloqueo y una de interrupción para releer un libro que no me convenció tanto.
Odié este libro al principio, por lo tedioso que se me hizo; aunque al final reconozco que no es tan malo, que la historia ni su construcción no es nada hueca. De hecho el mundo planteado en a primera parte es recordado varias veces y eso me gustó.
Los personajes juegan papeles muy similares a los de la Serie del Círculo, pero es de esperarse entendiendo que lo que Dekker ...more
Throughout this entire novel I was struck by how wonderfully it was written. Often times co-authored novels come out poorly and sub-par. Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee go against ...more
I still don't really understand what when on during the last 50 pages, even after reading them twice, so I suppose that I'll just have to wait until Sovereign is rele ...more
In my review of Forbidden I was looking for more in this second one particularly in terms of character development. I found Forbidden very plot driven and was looking for more development of the characters in this 2nd novel. Yes, there definitely is some development. Feyn and Saric but particularly Roland are well enhanced. I was disappointed Rom took a back seat in this one as he was ...more
I am hoping that the third and final book, Sovereign, wraps up the trilogy on a thought-provoking, imaginat ...more
This story is Ted Dekker's return to Christian allegory. Mortals was set in a post-apocalyptic world where all emotions save for fear are dead, but a group has thrived from what started as a small band of humans resurrected by a vial of blood in the previous book. The Mortals have now established for themselves a ...more
Mortal (Books of Mortals Series #2) by Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
Han pasado siglos desde el enfrentamiento de la civilización a la destrucción total. Las peores amenazas han cesado. No hay enojo, ni odio, ni guerra. Solo hay una paz perfecta… y temor. Un terrible secreto ha sido guardado celosamente durante siglos: cada una de las almas que camina sobre la tierra, aunque aparenta ser totalmente normal, en realidad está muerta, desde hace mucho tiempo, genéticamente despojada de la humanidad verdade
Saric brings back Feyn before Rom and his friends were planning on doing. Saric puts Feyn under his control. I was confused though as to why the Senate didn't just stop Saric from injecting Feyn. Ew.
Roland, the Nomad Prince, has his own ideas for the future but is willing to follow Rom as long as Jonathan is destined to reign.
Jonathan's blood becomes l ...more
So when I began reading and I saw the many similarities to Dekker's previous fantasy series, The Circle, I had to remind myself to read this latest story as if it were my first Dek ...more
The plot thickens, but the book is long enough to make the new elements believable.
Many times I am astonished by how GOOD the writing is compared to many recent YA novels. I actually feel the story. Dekker and Lee are truly refreshing.
The character cast evolves and a couple new faces are added to the throng. Again the book is long enough to get the reader acquainted instead of confused.
Let me say that Saric was pretty cool before page 23 ...more
I had one rather large doubt, though, and that was why did the child (Jonathan) have prophetic visions? Genetically speaking, nothing justifies that the child be psychic... I thought I'd get answers in the second book. So I jumped into it and all I ca ...more
So here I go into book 2 (and ironically the only copy of “Gone Girl” has still not been returned). “Mortal ...more
The Ch ...more
The first book I found a bit dark. Much of this one was as well until the climactic scene near the end. Beautiful. Horrible. Even though quite a bit is revealed and explained, there is still things that are clearly yet to unfold.
I really appreciated the analogy of the peoples... or at least, how I understand it :)
The Old Testament followers who knew what would one day come and passed it on through generations.
The people of the New Testament who were walking dead and ruled by fear.
The b ...more
So far, what I took from this book was not only about power and dominance from the dark bloods, especially Sardic who also had brief Sovereignty in the first series; then to me it lingers to paranormal side of similarity to "vampirism" taking place since Jonathan gives his blood to the corps ...more