If you want a book that grabs the very desires of your soul. Then you should look for Ted Dekkers new novel The Priest's Graveyard. This book will give you everything you love to watch, read and dream. Its filled with action, romance, suspense, and Blood and not to mention and a bunch of good looking mysterious characters. That will make you fill like your inside the book your holding and make you ask yourself if you are making the right life decisions or if you just as twisted as some of the characters in Ted Dekkers most wonderfully written book The Priest's Graveyard.
This is one of Dekker's best novels, and it is twisted. The villain is the protagonist; the protagonist is the villain. The vigilante is the hero and the killer. It's a fascinating twist from the normal good guy, bad guy motif. It's entirely unique, impossible to put down, specific on all the best details, and comes with the theme that will eat at your head long after you close the back cover.
It will change every expectation you ever had of the word, "love."
Different is one word to describe this book. It is not like most Dekker novels yet, it is. I loved Renee and Lamont_until I learned the truth of Lamont, that is. I loved Danny, the priest. This book is different in the "graphicness" as one of my friends put it, but not in a way that I would stop reading it. Graphic, in the sense, that some of the things that happened were quite shocking. (page 25 mainly). Renee's OCD made me laugh. The love Danny shows, and his "Confession" at the end is_I don't have a word for it. Amazing.
All in all, I loved this book. As a novel I promoted for weeks, and bought 8 copies of,and was majorly excited about I was not let down. I couldn't put it downâ€”unless it was necessary. Amazing read!
You should really read this book when you have a decent amount of time on your hands so you can give it the appreciation it deserves and devour it in one or two sittings. The second you pick it up, you won't want to put it down. Humor mixed with wide eyed, edge of your seat action and situations that make your heart pound is what you'll find in Ted Dekker's latest novel. Without giving anything away, The Priest's Graveyard causes you to examine your own beliefs of right and wrong and judgement. Do you feel superior to others? Or do you only feel superior to those who inflict pain on others? Questions like these will wander through your mind as you embark on this wild ride with Renee Gilmore and Danny Hanson. It will leave you stunned and racing to the first chapter so you can read it again.
It's unusual to read a book in which the hero would ordinarily be considered a villain. Danny Hansen, a priest with a passion for justice, kidnaps those he judges to be the scum of the earth and kills them if they do not repent. When his mission intersects with that of Renee, a hurting young woman in search of revenge, they join forces to take down a smooth talking tycoon with blood on his hands. The final confrontation they come to is a twist worthy of the name on its cover.
Danny is a killer in the name of God, true enough, but he is also a kind man who treasures goodness and beauty. Spunky, determined Renee is very naÃ¯ve in some ways and very experienced in others. Each with their own dark and complex past, they read as very authentic and well rounded, raw human beings simply doing what they must. Their chemistry is surprising, and still feels completely inevitable. Ted has a real knack for putting his characters in breathtakingly fantastic and/or horrific situations that reveal the core of their humanity, and The Priest's Graveyard is no exception. The characters drive the story, which is absolutely as it should be.
The climax is packed with enough suspense and emotional oomph to rank it firmly among Ted's finest works. This is an ending I definitely did not anticipate and felt a bit torn about, and yet I can't imagine it ending properly any other way. In my experience, that's always a mark of a truly fantastic story.
At the time of this writing, just nine days past the release, The Priest's Graveyard has already hit #9 on the New York Times bestseller list, the quickest of any of Ted Dekker's books to date. I read it over the course of one weekend and could hardly put it down. I've been anticipating this book for well over a year now, and I'm happy to say it lives up to the hype. This is no cheap thriller barreling through on blood and adrenaline; it's an intensely gripping story containing both edgy suspense raw enough to make you tense every muscle, and reckless love strong enough to bring a lump to your throat. This story will leave you breathless and will haunt you with the question, "Who really has the right to judge another?"