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With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds. Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow. Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
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This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.
It is a dangerous tale of times past. A love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.
Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.
With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.
Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow.
Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.
But remember, not everyone is for this story.
"A heart-wrenching journey of redemption and hope that left me sobbing, laughing, and clinging to every word."--Donna McChristian, 44, Environmental Chemist
JCStudiosTressDallasAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5For King SolomonMay 26, 2012JCStudiosTressDallasAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It very rare that you find a novel about the true romance of life, and Ted Dekker manages to overcome that challange every book he writes. The end of this book left me speechless. For all those who fear that this book is too dark, un-Godly, or just another vampire spin off, it isn't. Read it, all the way, and be plunged into your Beloved's sacred blood. You must survive the night to see the rising sun.
My lover is mine and I am his;
Song of Solomon 2:16
Eliezer5 Stars Out Of 5Dekker's Best!May 26, 2012EliezerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is, without a doubt, the most powerful book I have ever read, and easily Ted Dekker's best. This time around, he deals with vampires. No, they do NOT sparkle, and NO, this IS NOT an attempt to appeal to Twilight fans!
Anyways, this book is brilliantly written and perfectly told, with genius and powerful use of symbolism and a perfect representation of temptation and the dangers of giving in.
Now, here is a message to a few 1-star reviewers:
HOW is this book "evil"? HOW is it "too sensual"? Have you seen the trash on TV and in the movies? Have you heard of the sickening smash-hit novel Fifty Shades of Grey? Another thing: what do you think the point of the book is? This is a warning about temptation! If a novel is to convey such a great message, there MUST be darkness and temptation involved! And what better way to do so than using sexual temptation, easily the most deadly of temptation? If you think this is too sensual, then remember: it could have been much, MUUUUUCH worse. There were no sex scenes; it was only implied. Do you want your characters to be perfect? Honestly!
Anyways, I'm done venting my frustration. And forgive me if I sounded rude; I was only making a point. Always portray evil as evil, or else you accomplish NOTHING.
To the people who never finished the book because they thought it was too dirty and had no spiritual message, I have this to say: read it from cover to cover. You can't miss the point of the book.
So, would I recommend this? Without a DOUBT!
Now, if you are simply not comfortable with reading sensual scenes or vampires, then I can understand you not reading this. But don't make the mistake of calling it "evil". That's a senseless accusation.
JulieAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5DisappointedJune 23, 2011JulieAge: 45-54Gender: femaleI am a dedicated Ted Dekker fan, from the Circle books through The Bride Collector. This one I didn't care for. I'm not sure if it's the time period or the vampires that turned me off, but I would not recommend this one. Sorry Mr. Dekker, but kudos on The Priest's Graveyard.
Carol5 Stars Out Of 5Great StoryOctober 28, 2010CarolQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book. Great Story line. I was afraid to read it since the other reviews said it wasn't as good as his other works. It was different, but still good. I would recommend this book highly.
Thegirlsmom3 Stars Out Of 5October 15, 2010ThegirlsmomQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Very different from his other books. Dekker went in a direction I didn't expect, with an ending that was equally surprising.