I have seen other reviewers bash this book for graphic violence and inappropriate language - Ted Dekker would not stoop to that level. He has no reason to. In this series, Ted Dekker masterfully tells the story of God's endless and undeserving love. Although, this is my least favorite in the series, it still is a good read. I love the fact that you can begin the series with any of the four book and not to lost. Another entertaining thing he did was somehow intertwine this series with the Showdown series of books! Not so much so to take away from each series, but enough to get you thinking - if that makes sense. :-) All in all it is hard to imagine one not liking Ted Dekker. Just remember - it is a fantasy book and meant to be fun. In no way does he neglect God nor write inappropriately in this book or any of his book for that matter!
I had to read a book for summer reading and luckily this year we could choose any book we wanted. Long story short, I saw an ad advertising the book and decided to give it a try. Im glad I did, it is not only the best Christian-fiction I have ever read... but the BEST BOOK I EVER READ. Its an intense thriller with lots of exciting stuff going on. Just when you think the action is over something big happens. Only complaint is that there was a lot of blood. In one scene 200 dead priests lay scattered on the ground from cutting themselves to give their blood as a sacrifice. So forewarning, there is a bit of gore. But, the violence is not as bad as it is said, in this book many of the characters try to not be violent at all costs. But there are a few who like to suck peoples blood instead. (lol) Im still finishing but its a great book. I hope you found this review helpful.
This was a much needed book to tie togeather the color books series with Showdown and Saint. Although the circle concept is not new, Dekker uses this vihicel to tell the Bible in a marriage of Tolkien and CS Lewis.
This book was way out of my comfort zone and there was many parts that I had to skip because of the gory or some rude language that I did not feel to be Christian! The only reason I gave this book a two star was because of the ending when the reader can FINALLY see the triumph of good, but otherwise I was not impressed and don't plan to read anymore books by this author.
Green is Book Zero, both the final and first book of Ted Dekker's Circle Series. This novel picks up with Thomas of Hunter and the Circle ten years after the events in the novel White. But now the Circle is breaking. The followers of Elyon have begun to doubt that Elyon will return for them as promised. Some doubt he ever really existed at all. To make matters worse, it is Samuel, Thomas's own son, leading this turn from Elyon. Thomas must fight to keep the Circle together. Their hope lies in the Lost Books of History and making a way from the future world back to our world.
Ted Dekker, the author, says you can read Green as either the first or last book of the Circle series. I admit, I was doubtful. But I can now see how it works. The story does indeed come full circle. But I must also admit that I was left with a few questions. I am hoping these questions will be answered for me when I re-read the Circle series or the Paradise series. Or when I read the Lost Books series. Yes, they are all connected_ in quite an amazing way. Despite the questions I was left with, and what I found to be a slow start as a new character was introduced, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. As usual, Dekker's symbolism was beautiful. The mirror to the Christian faith is wonderful. And once the story really gets going, it's a page-turner. If you love fantasy, this one is definitely for you. If you love symbolism, I strongly suggest this book. Another great novel from Ted Dekker.