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Overview Enter an Adrenaline-Laced epic where dreams and reality collide. 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. A virulent evil has been unleashed upon the people of the earth, an unstoppable force bent on the destruction of all that is good. Only Thomas Hunter can stop it, and he has been killed. Twice.
Publishers Description Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide. 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. A virulent evil has been unleashed upon the people of the earth, an unstoppable force bent on the destruction of all that is good. Only Thomas Hunter can stop it, and he has been killed. Twice.
Citations And Professional Reviews Black (The Circle Trilogy, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles) by Ted Dekker & Rob Lamont has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 11/01/2004 page 502
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 774.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.02" Width: 5.63" Height: 1.92" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Oasis Audio
Series Number 1
ISBN 158926570X ISBN13 9781589265707
Availability 0 units.
More About Ted Dekker & Rob Lamont
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Black (The Circle Trilogy, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles)?
To sleep or not to sleep... Nov 25, 2008
Someone is shooting at Thomas Hunter. He runs for his life--zig-zagging, hiding, and executing some awesome martial arts--as men chase him through the streets of Denver. But when a silent bullet grazes his head, his world goes black and he wakes up somewhere else.
In darkness. He doesn't know where he is. Hideous bats chase him, clawing at him until he loses consciousness again and wakes up back in Denver, in an alley. He manages to get to his sister's apartment, clean himself up, and lies down on the couch.
Only to wake up in the strange place again. He finds his way out of the scary, dark place and into a perfect land, somewhere in the distant future. He meets kind people who embrace him, a beautiful woman, and embarks on an amazing adventure.
But still, every time he falls asleep in one world, he wakes up in the other. And as the stories weave together, Thomas discovers that the past, and his life in Denver, was destroyed by a deadly virus. He wakes in Denver and enlists the help of his very skeptical sister. The two set off to save the world, with Thomas traveling back and forth looking for clues and trying to convince everyone of his sanity.
Woo! What an amazing book. From page one, Black, by Ted Dekker, captivates, taking the reader on a journey of cunning wonder. It's no surprise of this trilogy is such a huge success. The book ends on a cliffhanger, leaving the reader one his own adventure: off to buy book two. Nice job!
Oy with the Bats Already! Aug 27, 2008
When a friend told me about how this book included a giant talking evil bat...I must say, I laughed in his face. But I gave it a chance. And I was hooked immediately. Ted Dekker, you've done it again. Absolutely amazing storytelling. Even on my second perusal of the novel, I can't put it down. This guy has an incredible imagination. Twisted, yes, but undoubtedly incredible. It transitions from the real world, where good and evil seem to be relative terms, twisting and turning and without a true face to them, to the fantasy world where bad is bad and good is good because you come face to face with it. You won't be disappointed, even if one of the villains is a giant talking evil bat.
Unique storyline, Great plot May 23, 2008
I originally purchased the graphic version for my son. Then I read it because it sounded interesting. After that I found out that it was based on a novel and got it next. Kind of the expensive way to get a book, but hey it was still worth it. I have read a lot of novels, and the unique story line and quality of writing makes this one a must for me. Since then I have read the whole trilogy and recommend it.
By Matt M., a 7th Grader May 21, 2008
Close to Denver, Colorado. Around midnight. Thomas Hunter strolls from the Java Hut. Suddenly, a hole appears inches from his head. Brick fragments trickle out. Another, with a soft thunk! His adrenaline kicks in as he spots the gunmen. He makes a run for it. Welcome to the world of Thomas Hunter, a simple 25 year old blue belt with a night shift at the Java Hut. But when he gets shot in a gunfight, he passes out and his world fades... and his life is changed forever. He awakens in a world where the trees emit amber and emerald glows, where white lions roam, and where evil is contained in the other side. Now Thomas must prepare for the demise of two worlds. This fantasy world is the work of Ted Dekker. By combining a chilling story, captivating characters, and amazing explosions, gunfights, and fistfights, Dekker has made the first amazing book in the Circle trilogy. A masterpiece. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you want to stay up late to find out what happens next. While it is more downtime than not, Dekker still seems to keep you interested. Watch as Ted Dekker masterfully immerses you into Thomas's predicament. A must read for any thriller/fantasy fan.
Amazing! May 9, 2008
This was incredible! I couldn't put it down! The entire trilogy was like that for me but this was my first and it gripped me entirely. It was recommended to me by a bookseller and she was right on the money. I ended up reading it so quickly I had to run to buy the next two. I have now bought almost everything Ted Dekker has written and I have yet to find one of his books that I didn't tear through.
This begins the epic adventure of Thomas Hunter living and dreaming in two realities. Between Colorado and what ends up being Other Earth, as it comes to be known in the follow up series "The Lost Books", one pleasant, unassuming young man becomes the savior in both planes. Pulse-spiking adventure, love, pain, angst - all part of "Black" and the trilogy!
Don't just buy this one because you'll be running out to get the next two - buy them all at once!