Renegade (The Lost Books #3)
One of the chosen has gone renegade.
Turning his back on all that he once believed, Billos does the forbidden and enters into a Book of History. He lands in a reality as foreign to him as water is to oil—a place called Paradise, Colorado. He has strange new powers given to him courtesy of a mysterious figure known as Marsuvees Black.
The chosen four have survived the deser...more
Heading up this unseasoned army are teenagers Johnis, Silv ...more
One of the other things that I love/hate is when the author ties in stuff from other series and you have to read all the other books to get the full picture. And while you don't have to read the other books to understand these books, you can still read the other books to understand the whole thing.
The story seemed to be mainly ...more
Dekker does it again. To be honest, I wasn't fond of the storyline. But I found myself asking the silent question multiple times: how in the world is Dekker going to resolve it this time? There was no possible resolution in my mind, but thick surprises awaited me. Chapter 31 (I charge you heavily not to skip to it; it'd spoil it for yourself) was...beyond breathtaking, in a fantastically-formed sort of way. That alone reminded me why I so adore the writings of Mr. Dekker. That alone sur ...more
All three of the books in the chronicles of the lost books, I discovered that all four books, chosen, infidel, renegade, and chaos, is like one large book cut in four. These books are about four young people working together to collect all seven books of history before the enemy does.
In chosen, the main character, Jonas, discovers that he is chosen by his people's god, Elyon, to kill the most evil source in the world. Jonas and three others, Dar ...more
Fans of the wider Books of Histories Chronicles will know the drill after bad guy Billos disappeared into a book at the end of Infidel. He pops up in another place and time. But from here we go to all new levels of crazy, even by Chronicles standards.
Yes, part of the action remains running round in circles in the desert between the Forest Guard and the Hoarde, but pretty much everything else is n ...more
Billos’s own drive twirls him into the Book of History. He enters Paradise, Cororado, a foreign place to him. A mysterious figure, Marsuvees Black coaches Billos toward power.
The other chosen set on a journey to find Billos. Another converted is added to their group. They are unprepared for the showdown that the renegade has lured them into.
Fast action and unstoppable suspense. The setting caused my memory to jump to the other books that Dekker has written. The dots are bei ...more
My favorite part is when Black pretends to tie up and kill Darsal as a test to see where Billos' loyalties lie. Billos tries to kill Black and is rewarded by the fake Darsal disappearin ...more
At the 3/4 mark of the book I was excited to finish more for the reason that I didn't know how it might end. All summed up, it had some fun and p ...more
Here we find Billos being tempted and swayed by power, through a virtual reality game, althou ...more
I read this quickly...to get it over with sooner. Not my fav. Timothy didn't care for this one as much, either. Didn't care so much for a new character. These books wear me out...they stay intense. As soon as one cliff-hanger might be resolved, another life-or-death situation occurs. I'm ready for a nice Sisterchic ...more
I was also very confused with the Dell "monster." It sounded like a computer at first, but then I was uncertain about what Dekker was describing.
I do want to know what happens to the four teens.
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The warm water engulfed him. A boiling heat knocked the wind from his lungs. The shock alone might kill him.
But it was pleasure that surged through his body, not pain. The sensations coursed through his bones in great unrelenting waves.
How he was certain, he did not know. But he knew. Elyon was in this lake with him.
Billos opened his eyes. Gold light drifted by. He lost all sense of direction. The water pressed in on every inch of his body, as intense as any acid, but one that burned with pleasure instead of pain.
He sank into the water, opened his mouth and laughed. He wanted more, much more. He wanted to suck the water in and drink it.
Without thinking, he did just that. The liquid hit his lungs. Billos pulled up, panicked. He tried to hack the water from his lungs, but inhaled more instead. No pain. He carefully sucked more water and breathed it out slowly. Then again, deep and hard. Out with a soft whoosh. He was breathing the water!
Billos shrieked with laughter. He swam into the lake, deeper and deeper. The power contained in this lake was far greater than anything he'd ever imagined.
"I made this, Billos."
Billos whipped his body around, searching for the words' source. "Elyon?" His voice was muffled, hardly a voice at all.
"Do you like it?"
"Yes!" Billos said. He might have spoken; he might have shouted--he didn't know. He only knew that his whole body screamed it.
Billos looked around. "Elyon?"
"Why do you doubt me, Billos?"
In that single moment the full weight of Billos's foolishness crashed on him like a sledgehammer.
"I see you, Billos."
"I made you."
"I love you."
The words crashed over him, reaching into the deepest folds of his flesh, caressing each hidden synapse, flowing through every vein, as though he had been given a transfusion.
"I choose you, Billos."
Billos began to weep. The feeling was more intense than any pain he had ever felt.
The current pulled at him, tugging him up through the colors. His body trembled with pleasure. He wanted to speak, to yell, to tell the whole world that he was the most fortunate person in the universe. That he was loved by Elyon. Elyon himself.
"Never leave me, Billos."
"Never! I will never leave you."
The current pushed him through the water and then above the surface not ten meters from the shore. He stood on the sandy bottom. For a moment he had such clarity of mind that he was sure he could understand the very fabric of space if he put his mind to it.
He was chosen.
He was loved.”