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Subject: Ted Dekker... who can tell me about him?
Date Posted: 11/12/2008 6:22 PM ET
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I picked up a copy of Black, the first book in the Circle trilogy (Books of History Chronicles).  As I was leafing through it to make sure it was ok to post here, it grabbed my attention.  I'm intrigued. 

Have any of you read this trilogy (or any of his other books)?  Should I WL the other two books in the trilogy as well as Green, which will be released next year?

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 7:48 PM ET
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I read Thr3e by Dekker.  It was great.  I also read House which he wrote with Frank Peretti.  That was good too.  I would recommend reading it.  I may be wrong but I believe the Black is the first in the trilogy.  (I also have Obsessed, Adam and Showdown on my TBR list)

 

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 3:10 PM ET
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I loved that triology of books, it also has some Young Adult books based on it now too.

I would read it and see if you like it before ordering any of the others, I have found you will either love it or hate it.

I am not one to read christian fiction and was very very surprised to realise what I had read (all three books) was that since he does not get all preachy.

My husband loved the books so much he bought them, which says alot since usually gets me to get all his books for him.

Subject: Ted Dekker
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 3:11 PM ET
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My daughter and I love everything TD has written!!

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 5:22 PM ET
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Ted Dekker would be considered Christian thriller/suspense with some fantasy and/or supernatural elements mixed in. Some of his books are kind of like a Christian Dean Koontz or Clive Barker. Others are more like Donald Preston or Steve Berry. I know that probably sounds weird but it does work.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 9:58 PM ET
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Thanks muchly to all of you.  I think I'll give it a go and as Pam suggested, hold off on looking for any of the other books until I see how much I like the first one.

Thanks again for all of the great information!