Item description for Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle Trilogy, Book 1) by Ted Dekker...
Overview Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide.
Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head...and his world goes black.
From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world-a world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. Then he remembers the dream of the chase as he reaches to touch the blood on his head.
Where does the dream end and reality begin? Every time he falls asleep in one world, he awakes in the other-both facing catastrophic disaster. Thomas is being pushed beyond his limits...even beyond the limits of space and time.
Black is an incredible story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, pursuit and death, and a terrorist's threat unlike anything the human race has ever known.
Some say the world hangs in the balance of every choice we make. Now the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance of one man's choice.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.7" Width: 4.1" Height: 1.4" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595543260 ISBN13 9781595543264 UPC 020049132579
Availability 0 units.
More About Ted Dekker
Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.
Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia. Because his parents’ work often included extended periods of time away from their children, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was a stranger as both fascinating and lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.
After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study Philosophy and Religion. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree, he entered the corporate world and proceeded to climb the proverbial ladder. But his personal drive left him restless and, after many successful years, he traded corporate life for wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing.
In the early nineties while visiting a friend who had just written a book, Dekker decided to pursue a long held desire to be a novelist. Over the course of two years he wrote two full length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. Now fully enamored by the the process and the stories, he realized that storytelling was in his blood and a new obsession to explore truth through story gripped him anew.
He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel was published.
Dekker’s novels have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and two of their daughters.
Spanish Bio: Ted Dekker, autor de mas de veinticinco novelas, es un autor de mayor venta del "New York Times". Es reconocido por novelas que combinan historias llenas de adrenalina con increibles confrontaciones entre el bien y el mal. Vive en Texas con su esposa y sus hijos. Twitter @TedDekker, facebook.com/#!/teddekker.
Ted Dekker currently resides in the state of Colorado. Ted Dekker was born in 1962.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle Trilogy, Book 1)?
The BEST! Aug 17, 2008
Amazing book!! I have read it along with Waking the Dead by John Eldridge. Excellent Christian based book, if you think about that as you read it, it is fantastic!!!! Can't wait to purchase RED Book 2! Very recomended!!!
Inspiring, Amazing, Exciting Book! Jul 7, 2008
Thomas Hunter-just an ordinary guy-right? WRONG. Right after getting hit in the head by a bullet his whole life changes before him. Now everytime he sleeps in one world, he awakens in another. And each world is depending on him to save them. On earth a virus is threatening to wipe out the entire population in just three weeks. In the other world -the temptation of the black forest threatens to disturb the perfection and beauty of this fascinating place of the future. The fate of both worlds hangs in the balance of one person.
I just got done reading Black-the first book in the Cycle series by Ted Dekker. This book contains tons of symbolism. I won't spoil it for you, but this is definately related to the Bible in a way. If you are a Ted Dekker fan, this is a MUST for you!
WOW!!!!! That is all I have to say Jun 4, 2008
I am not much of a reader for fun type guy, in fact my wife bought this book for me for Christmas and I did not start reading it until May.
After reading the first 3 chapters I could NOT put this book down. Now I cannot wait to read the other ones that go with it and what happens next.
Do not hesitate to get this book and the 2 others that follow. A real treat.
Tolkien Meets Science-Fiction May 1, 2008
Imagine an apocalyptic scenario in the near future in which, due to a virus, mankind stands on the verge of annihilation.
Then imagine a Tolkien-nish world with sword fights, ork-like creatures, medieval communities, and brave men.
Now bring the two worlds together through someone who always wakes up in the one reality when he falls asleep in the other, and who, through his constant travel between the two realities, is the crucial person in both.
Voila! You've got the fascinating premise of the trilogy.
Some might find this too tall of a tale, but I was enthralled. The first chapter or two left me a little confused. Then, however, the story took on more definite shape and I was served several of my favorite types of literature in one book: classic fantasy, edge-of-your-seat science-fiction, and a supernatural thriller.
Given this superb combination, possible imperfections of the book faded into insignificance.
Be warned, though: The book is not a complete novel on its own but only the first third of a story published in three parts. Moreover, it ends with a cliffhanger. So if you only buy the first book of the trilogy and enjoy it at all, you'll want to pick up the second book right after finishing "Black."
- Jacob Schriftman, Author of The Crack Beneath the Worlds and Other Books
A Challenge to Read Apr 20, 2008
My first Ted Dekker novel. I was really wondering what was going on. I think that is exactly what Dekker wanted. The challenge to get my mind around and try to understand the moral of the story and his symbols, not to mention the suspense, held me to the end.
Ray Ruppert, Author of "The Sovereign Reigns, or Does He?" "The Sovereign's Last Battle" and "Revelation: A Layperson's Reflections"