Monday, May 3, 2010

Review of Green by Ted Dekker

This is the first of Dekker's books I have read.
Now that I have read Green, I definitely have to pick up the others in the series.

It was hard to get started, I must admit, but once I pushed through the first 3-4 chapters, I couldn't put it down. My difficulty was mostly due to my own lack of experience with Dekker's writings and not the story itself.

The story starts with the son of Thomas Hunter, Samuel, and his frustrations with the blind following of Elyon. They haven't heard from Elyon in years and their enemies continue to attack and kill their families. He wants to fight. Desertions, alliances formed, plans are implemented.
The way the story twists and turns allowing room for you to question motives of characters quickly followed by answers kept me excited about what was to come.

The alternate realities left me seeing my own world in a new way. The parallels of sin and death and repentance and redemption were terrific.
Will definitely continue to pick up Ted Dekker's books. Usually one to stay in the safety of a historical romance....every once in a while it's nice to be spooked just before bed.

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