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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: FaithWords; Lrg edition (June 18 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455522619
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455522613
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 4.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #905,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for FORBIDDEN:

"...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence."
--- Publishers Weekly


Dekker and Lee have created an intriguing future world...poised on the edge of vast upheaval. [They] draw readers into it and make them eager to read more..."
--- Booklist


"With great plot twists, compelling writing, and unanswered questions, this is a must-read for Dekker fans..."
--- Library Journal


"FORBIDDEN: The Books of Mortals rocks with the same level of intensity and brilliance as Dekker's Circle Series. Riveting, resounding, and a magnificent blend of Dekker's and Lee's styles. I devoured FORBIDDEN."
--- James L. Rubart, bestselling author --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels with a total of more than 10 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.


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Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee have again combined their tremendous writing talent in "Sovereign", the third installment of "The Book of Mortals" series. As with the first two books, the scenes are vividly drawn, the writing is crisp, and the words flow smoothly, sweeping you up into the power of the story. From the start, the scenes explode with action, and I was immediately gripped by the opening chapters as good clashes with evil. My favourite character in this story is easily that of Jordin, who wrestles with doubt and whether she's making the right choices, but ultimately has a powerful encounter that opens her eyes to truth and to love. All of the characters are very well-developed, and I enjoyed the twists that are written into the story, where nothing is black and white, and even the villains invoke sympathy. The authors have created a book and an entire series that has so many parallels to the Christian walk and what Jesus accomplished through his death and through the abundant life he offers us. As such, the book can be read purely for entertainment value, or you can ponder the deeper truths woven into the story. I did find that the book dragged a bit for me in the middle, but by the end I was glued to the pages to see how everything would resolve. I closed the pages thinking about the strength of my own faith in Jesus and how fully I've allowed his truth to bring freedom into every part of my life. Any book that has me mulling over issues of faith while providing an absorbing ride is definitely worth reading!

Sovereign provides a rich adventure, and readers who have enjoyed the first two books in the series are certain to be pleased with this addition. I strongly recommend this book and award it 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Hachette Book Group. Available at your favourite bookseller from FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9d928144) out of 5 stars 203 reviews
HASH(0x9d888f48) out of 5 stars The writers did an excellent job of wrapping up the series May 11 2015
By BarbaraN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the last book in a trilogy. The writers did an excellent job of wrapping up the series!! I thoroughly enjoyed all three books. They are well written and kept my attention for all three of them!! If you have not read Dekker and Lee I can highly recommend that you give them a try, I think you will enjoy anything written by this pair, but especially this trilogy. All three books are written and out there for purchase, I would recommend that you get all three at the same time, as you will not want to wait until you can find the next one!! Happy Reading!!
HASH(0x9d898210) out of 5 stars Love this series! Feb. 8 2016
By ElyonChild3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
LOVE THIS AUTHOR! The series is of my favs. Very dark, but man the message is good. He is one of my fav authors, and did a good cowrite with Tosca. Didnt like the other cowrites, but this one worked its magic. Read the series if you havent. Amazing ending thatll make ya mad but in a good way :)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d8985a0) out of 5 stars Amazing Book and Series June 4 2013
By V - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Could not put this book down and yet didn't want to finish because I didn't want the story to end. The characters became real and continue to occupy my thoughts. Highly recommend this series.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d8985c4) out of 5 stars Epic Conclusion to THE BOOKS OF MORTALS June 16 2013
By Joshua Olds - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
QUICK HIT - The themes in the novel will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. And in typical Dekker fashion, although the series is over, Dekker and Lee hint that there might yet be more to come.

It all began when Rom Sebastian was entrusted with a vial of blood and a cryptic message. Actually, it all began before that, when the world was nearly destroyed and do save it, an airborne virus was released that sapped humanity of all emotion, save fear. The vial of blood and the message were the keys to undoing the damage and releasing the walking dead into true life. That was nine years ago, as told in the book known as Forbidden.

Rom has seen so many things since then. Salvation. Destruction. Friendship. Treachery. Life. Death. And living death. When Rom drank the blood, he found himself imbued with new life--he could feel, he was truly alive. Some time after, he discovered a boy named Jonathan, who was truly alive, and whose blood could also bring others to life. Jonathan was to be the true Sovereign, the true ruler of the world, but he was killed and his people divided. Mortal tells this story.

Sovereign concludes the epic trilogy by picking up six years after Mortal concludes. Some of Jonathan's followers have understood his sacrifice and injected themselves with his spilt blood. Now imbued with a new awareness of life, characterized by wisdom and knowledge, this small group struggles to survive in a hostile world, slowly losing hope that Jonathan will return to them. Those who rejected Jonathan's sacrifice in favor of their extended lives and heightened sensory perceptions call themselves Immortals and are led by Roland, formerly one of Rom's best friends. Lastly, there are the Dark Bloods, ruled by Feyn, who have in their veins a perverted form of emotions that makes them pure evil.

As you can tell, THE BOOKS OF MORTALS is not for the faint of heart and Sovereign is not a novel that can be divorced from the previous two books in the series. Everything ties together, sometimes overtly, sometimes just implicitly, and it takes a careful eye to catch everything. Metaphors and imagery meet a fast-paced thrilling novel that serves to teach as well as entertain, to enlighten as well as enthrall, and to question as well as thrill.

Yet, just like Mortal, I do have criticisms, about Sovereign. While Dekker and Lee did a good job diverting from the imagery used in Dekker's popular Circle series, there are times the imagery overshadows the story. There are a number of times you've left wondering why something happened a certain way (such as all the injections of blood), that aren't explained well in the book but are there for the metaphor to exist. And don't get me wrong, I love the metaphors and to me, the strength of a fantasy book lies in how it uses them, but the story must be central, and sometimes I felt that the message was pushed more than the story.

That aside, Sovereign is an epic conclusion to what has been a solid series. Lee's lyricism combines powerfully with Dekker's plotting to create a beautifully written novel. The two authors have a definite synergy--you can't point to a part and say "This is Ted" or "This is Tosca," it truly is a collaboration. And though I felt the message was heavy-handed at times, the story that shines through it still a good one. In the end, though, Sovereign is a thinking person's novel. It's not a throwaway read. The themes in the novel will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. And in typical Dekker fashion, although the series is over, Dekker and Lee hint that there might yet be more to come.
HASH(0x9d898900) out of 5 stars A Thrilling Conclusion To The "Mortals" Series July 25 2013
By Jeffrey T. Munson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
"Sovereign" is an exciting conclusion to Ted Dekker's "Mortals" series.

Previously, Jonathan, Sovereign of the world, was killed by Saric and Feyn ascended to Sovereign. Rom Sebastian and his fellow followers remain. Roland and his Immortals are at war with both Rom and Feyn's Dark Bloods. Now, something else threatens all: a virus which will kill all who do not have Jonathan's blood. Now, Jordin must try to reach Roland and Feyn before it's too late. And what will become of Rom and his followers?

I have greatly enjoyed reading the "Mortals" series, and "Sovereign" is by far the best one of the three. Dekker's characters are well developed, and the story is very exciting. If you are a long-time Dekker fan or a new reader, then be sure to read the "Mortals" series. Highly recommended.


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