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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
She escaped the fire--but not the effects of the burn.
Janeal has long felt trapped in her father's Gypsy culture. Then one night a powerful man named Salazar Sanso promises her the life she longs for--if she will help recover a vast sum of money tied to her father.
When the plan implodes, Sanso and his men attack the gypsy settlement and burn it to the ground. During the blaze, Janeal is faced with a staggering choice.
The impact of that moment changes her forever.
As her past rises from the ashes, Janeal faces a new life-or-death choice. And this time, escape is not an option.
Many songs missingSwedenAge: 45-54Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5BurnOctober 4, 2014Many songs missingSwedenAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2Ted Dekker usually writes ten times better than this....well maybe he is human after all!
The NerdHerd Reads5 Stars Out Of 5February 10, 2014The NerdHerd ReadsJaneal is a Gypsy. Her father is the leader of their band, but Janeal hates the life. She often dreams of escaping, and Salazar Sanso is the key, if she does what he asks. But somehow, everything goes completely wrong and Sanso burns the camp to the ground. Trapped in a room with her best friend, Katie, Janeal has to make a decision: save her friend, or save herself. She runs away, creates a new identify for herself, and lives a completely new life, climbing up the corporate ladder. For years, Janeal thinks she is the only survivor.
But all is not as it seems. As Janeal would do anything to make sure no one in her new life knows who she is, she finds out that her boyfriend, Robert, also survived and has been hunting Sanso down since then. And they both discover another survivor, one they were least expecting--Katie.
Ted Dekker did not disappoint with this book. I was hooked from the beginning. At first, it seems like your average underlying message of good vs. evil. And it does explores those themes, but in a very fascinating way, not boring or preachy. But then, comes the twist, the ones Dekker is known for. The story takes a turn, and while it isn't quite supernatural, it is as well. The story is riveting, making you think while also blowing your mind. It's hard to find a book that impresses me this much, but I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone.
DeidreeABoissevain, ManitobaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 1, 2013DeidreeABoissevain, ManitobaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved it! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through! I liked the surprises it held :). I would recommend this to anyone who's a fan of Ted Dekker!
Moses MoldovanAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Don't judge it by the first half of the book...January 9, 2012Moses MoldovanAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love Ted Dekker's books. I own nearly all of them... This one is a bit slow to catch onto at first but the details in the beginning are necessary in order to get to the grand finale in the end. I recommend this book. I gave it 4 stars because of the slow first half, but it is a great book!
Binky17Age: Under 18Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5UUMMMM...January 26, 2011Binky17Age: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3After I read the first couple of pages I was ready to throw in the towel. But I kept reading because I was so bored. I liked the middle and the end. The whole book was a little weird. If you like weird books go for it.