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Forbidden. Ted Dekker with Tosca Lee Paperback – Mar 1 2012

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (March 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444724916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444724912
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christianfictionaddiction TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 13 2011
Format: Hardcover
Enter a future where every emotion except fear has been removed from humanity. Rom, a simple artisan, is content in this world, until he is thrust in the middle of a battle for power after a vial of blood and a mysterious parchment come into his possession. Soon, his eyes are opened to a world he never imagined, and he is on the run to uncover a closely guarded secret about the true state of the world.

Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee have penned a fast-paced and astonishingly good read in Forbidden, and the book was impossible to put down. The world they portrayed is simply fascinating, and I found myself considering questions of what it means to be human, and what role our feelings play in making us who we are. The characters are expertly rendered, and the peril they find themselves in will have your heart racing. A warning to readers - the book is passionate and raw and some of the scenes are violent and bloody as a result. This is definitely not reading for the faint of heart. But for those looking to be swept up in imagining a future unlike anything you may have read about before, this is the book for you. Highly Recommended. 5 of 5 stars.

This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley for the purpose of completing this review.
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By Darlene TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 17 2011
Format: Hardcover
I received this e-book for review from the publisher, Hachette Book Group, through NetGalley. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own.

I thought this book was very interesting!

The book takes place at some point in the future. Geneticists isolate the gene that causes fear, and they unleash a contagion on the world that destroys every person's emotion except for fear. By taking away someone's ability to love or hate or covet or a myriad of other emotions, you can ultimately predict how they will act. In this case, because fear is the only emotion that individuals are permitted to have, you create a society that will bend and yield to power out of fear, thereby controlling them. As a result, you have a peaceful society that is oppressed...only they don't realize it!


Rom, the protagonist, is a 24-year old young man whose father died when he was a child. On his way home one evening, he is approached by a strange elderly man who hands him a package and claims that Rom's father was killed for the secrets contained in the package and that all the other "Keepers" were killed as well. Rom is confused because he thought his father died from fever, but this man tells him that what he has always been led to believe is untrue. He instructs Rom to find a man called "The Book" and to give the parcel to him. Just as he pushes the parcel into Rom's hands, the Citadel Guards (aka the people who keep the peace in their society, what we would call the police) find the old man, who tells Rom to run and to protect the contents of the package.
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By roaddog57 on July 14 2012
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One of Dekker's best written novels.Full of action,murder and intrigue.I'm looking forward to reading the sequel-"Mortal" This book series is similar to his "Circle" series of fiction novels which were some of the best books I've ever read.
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This was a fabulous trilogy. The authors characters were so vivid. Very futuristic and I can see this happening in the real world too. Very good, well written books. Couldn't stop until I'd reached the end of the third book.
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