White

24 Dec

WhiteTed Dekker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: 2004

Paperback: 400 pages

Book Blurb:

Time Is Running Out In Two Realities.

In one world, a lethal virus threatens to destroy all life as scientists and governments scramble to find an antidote. In the other, a forbidden love could forever destroy the ragtag resistance known as The Circle.

Thomas can bridge both worlds, but he is quickly realizing that he may not be able to save either.

In this mind-bending adventure, Thomas must find a way to rewrite history as he navigates a whirlwind of emotions and events surrounding a pending apocalypse.

The fate of two worlds comes down to one man’s choice–and it is a most unlikely choice indeed. Life. Death. Love. Nothing is as it seems. Yet all will forever be transformed by the decisions of one man in the final hours of the Great Pursuit.

Stand alone or series: The third (at least that’s how I prefer it) in The Circle Series.

Why I read this book: I couldn’t not. It was all I could do to not pick up this one after I’d finished the last at three in the morning. It was, however, the first thing I grabbed when I woke up the next morning.

Review:

Our world has come to a stop and Other Earth has just sped up.

Thomas is missing on our world. Kara and the government don’t know if he’s dead or alive. But Kara is on a mission to find him. Not in our reality but in the other. In that reality the Horde is closing in on The Circle. Though they number only sixty-seven against the hundreds of thousands of Horde, Ciphus and Qurong will not be satisfied until they are stamped out. Foreseeable action and an unforeseeable love, mark the ending of this thrilling trilogy.

This novel’s subheading is called “The Great Pursuit”. This refers to Elyon/Justin’s relentless pursuit of every life. There is much argument and discussion about what this means among The Circle. The once Supreme Commander of the forest guard now refuses to pick up a sword against his enemy. Thomas will not kill when he knows Elyon has called them to love. Elyon pursues the hearts of the Horde as much as he woos the Circle. The Circle has been given commandments to follow which are very similar to the Bible in our reality. Yet, this subtitle has a double meaning. It also refers to Thomas’s unlikely pursuit of a woman that shall remain unnamed.

As ever, this novel will keep you on your toes. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll race through to the end which is bittersweet. Oh, I’m not talking about the plotline. I’m talking about the mixed emotions I felt at the end. Happy that my heart could finally stop racing and sad that such an excellent trilogy had come to an end…. Then surprise, surprise it hadn’t quite. I’ve still yet to read White so I don’t quite know what to think of this novel written five years after the trilogy’s end. Tune in next month to find out. In the meantime read White

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One Response to “White”

  1. jessicabono915 February 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    This book (and the first two) kept me up until nearly dawn as well. They are some of the best books out there! But then anything by Ted Dekker is amazing.

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