This book was the fourth book I read in the 'trilogy'. I was somewhat dismayed, partly because there was not another book to read, but mostly because it did not end in as an uplifting note as had hoped.
I have read "The Circle" multiple times and have had a mind blowing experience each time. I have bought the series for a number of friends as gifts and they have also enjoyed them immensely. The Circle has been the most influential literature in my life outside of Scripture. Highly recommend.
Let us have patience hoping Thomas will learn some christian principles and teach the naive on the forest world to desire knowledge. This story draws a parallel between the evolution of mankind to thirst after knowledge, and early man who did not have his senses awakened that much yet to calling upon God. Now that we have the bible widely available, man desires moreso to gain understanding. It has many bible themed parallels, and is definitely a good choice if you like science fiction. Thomas is a hero on the earth, trying to rescue the world from a deadly virus. This is a very REAL threat today. Aside from the violence, it is an inventive and a unique story series. The people of the forest world have a LOT to learn. But for Thomas, it is back to basics, before man ate meat and before they understood how to make peace with neighbors, and to have mercy.