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The Returning #3, in the Seer series, by Rachelle Dekker

Carrington and Remko had a baby Elise who was kidnapped in the Authority City. They were forced flee and leave her held captive. Twenty years later, seven members of the Seers warriors are chosen to rescue Elise and the Authority City to its original condition. All this time Elise thought she was abandoned and forgotten. Is she the key to their victory?

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1496402294
ISBN-13: 9781496402295
Series: Seer

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They say the Awakening is coming.
That she’s the key.

But can she find her identity in the light
Before she perishes in the dark?


Twenty years have passed since Carrington and Remko Brant’s baby, Elise, was kidnapped and they were forced to leave her captive in the Authority City. Though they fled with the Seers far from Authority reach, they’ve never given up hope of rescuing their daughter from the man who betrayed them. Now Authority President, he’s ushered the city into a new era of “peace”—one where the Scientist Roth Reynard’s Genesis Serum has eradicated all memory of emotion or rebellion.

But the mysterious Aaron and his Seers are once again on the move, threatening the illusion the Authority has worked so hard to build. As the Seers send seven chosen warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, the lines are drawn for a final battle between light and darkness. The key to ultimate victory may rest within the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned—a truth she’ll need to wage war against the powerful forces of evil.

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The third and final book of Dekker’s Seers series (after The Calling) begins nearly two decades after Elise Brant was kidnapped as her parents and other Seers (those who can sense their true calling) fled Authority City. After the Seers’ departure, Dr. Roth Reynard injected Authority residents with Genesis Serum, erasing memories and creating an unnatural, robotic state of peace. Immune to the serum, Elise has long posed a threat. She survives under the protection of Authority president Jesse Cropper, who struggles with Reynard’s methods and madness. Meanwhile, the Seers, who have established a sanctuary in the mountains, have appointed a group of seven young people to return to Authority City in order to save those who have been deceived through the serum—and to search for Elise. Fearing Elise’s power, Reynard orders her death and sends security forces to round up and return the rebels to Authority City. Once the seven find Elise, it’s a battle against time and resources to bring light to the delusional darkness fostered by Reynard. Dekker pens another striking science fiction thriller including a well-developed dystopian society and strong depictions of good versus evil that can be easily read as a standalone.

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  1. Annelr
    Brighton, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    May we never again forget who we truly are.
    March 27, 2017
    Annelr
    Brighton, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    The Returning by Rachelle Dekker is the third book in her futuristic YA Seer series. It comes off well as a stand alone novel but reading the first two books in the series will provide a better background for the storyline of The Returning. I liked the book as the action was relatively fast paced and there were some actual 'no that did not just happen' scenes that kept the pages turning! A prominent theme of good and evil, i.e., light and darkness, is evident throughout the book and the battle between the two brings a lot of satisfactory and interesting tension to the book. The characters are strong and evocative, calling up a variety of emotions as the reader follows them on the journey on which we all embark...the search for ourselves. There are certainly Christian principles throughout the book (knowing who you are as a child of God and as such we are called to be a light to a dark world, practicing true forgiveness and choosing faith over fear--principles that encourage and guide) and yet one must remember this is a fictional story and not a theology book, not a book on which to base one's spiritual beliefs. All in all, The Returning was a compelling completion to a rather amazing debut series for this author.

    I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own.
  2. Grams
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Meaningful
    March 18, 2017
    Grams
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have to admit I read Rachelle Dekkers first book, The Choosing, because I was quite curious about her storytelling in light of her growing up as Ted Dekkers daughter. However, it is her skill as a storyteller that brought me to read The Calling and The Returning. Rachelle definitely does not need to ride on her fathers coattails; she is an author with an eloquent voice of her own.

    The Returning is the third novel in Rachelle Dekkers Seer series, and it leaves her reader longing for more, not because the tale is lacking, but because the reader will want to follow the characters and their future generations. The Seer series is a tale of forgetting and remembering, remembering who one is in the Father. It is a tale of letting go, surrendering, in order to gain that which is of the greatest value. It is a tale of great power, power that comes only with being filled with the Spirit of the Father, a Spirit we know comes through the Son. It reminds us that Light can always overcome darkness; it is never too late.

    The Returning is best read within the proper sequence of the Seer series. The storys impact would likely be minimized as a stand-alone read. I would encourage you to take this journey. You will find it time well spent.
  3. joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    JESUS is returning
    March 10, 2017
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for The Returning #3.
    Seeing the book for what it is - a good book that could lead someone to CHRIST. It is fantastic. It is the last book in a series of three - all leading up to one final battle of good versus evil - light versus dark. Carrington and Remko had a baby that they had to leave behind in the City but safe from enemy hands - her name is Elise - it has been 20 years - They have not stopped planning on going back and rescuing her from the man who lied to them - who also brought the city into a new era of peace and got a serum that got rid of all memories emotions and rebellion so they can rule over everyone - so you can see how there will be a showdown.....their journey is fierce and the fight is fiercer........what happens to Elise is unreal you have to read this book ya'll. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
  4. joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    JESUS is Returning
    March 10, 2017
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Seeing the book for what it is - a good book that could lead someone to CHRIST. It is fantastic. It is the last book in a series of three - all leading up to one final battle of good versus evil - light versus dark. Carrington and Remko had a baby that they had to leave behind in the City but safe from enemy hands - her name is Elise - it has been 20 years - They have not stopped planning on going back and rescuing her from the man who lied to them - who also brought the city into a new era of peace and got a serum that got rid of all memories emotions and rebellion so they can rule over everyone - so you can see how there will be a showdown.....their journey is fierce and the fight is fiercer........what happens to Elise is unreal you have to read this book ya'll. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
  5. Cecilia
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Final Installment
    March 9, 2017
    Cecilia
    Quality: 3
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I have been excited to reach Rochelle Dekkers books, as I have been a long-time fan of her fathers work. With that being said, I am a little upset with this novel. I noticed a few theological errors which is hard for me to look over. As a work of fiction it is a nice read, but there are some issues that a true believer cannot overlook.

    Rachelle Dekker has a unique writing style but this just wasn't her best work. I would recommend this for those who have a strong faith base and can distinguish between truth and fiction.

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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