Black (Circle #1) (Paperback)

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Ted Dekker does a fantastic job blending together a suspenseful, action-packed plot with thought-provoking, religious metaphor. Because of that, it’s hard to pinpoint a specific genre for The Circle Series! Its range is guaranteed to satisfy various types of readers.

The novel starts with Thomas Hunter, a man who owes powerful people a lot of money, running through deserted alleyways of Denver, trying to flee from assailants that are there to collect his debt. He barely escapes, until a bullet comes out of nowhere, turning his world black.

He wakes up with a head wound in a world unlike anything he’s ever seen. Good and Evil are clearly represented (a Green Forest and a Black Forest), and a river circles around the entire world separating the two forests. He remembers the alleys of Denver, but it all seems like a foggy dream, despite the fact he has a head wound. When he falls asleep in that world, he awakens in a dumpster in an alleyway. He quickly learns that one he falls asleep in one world, he wakes up in the other, but both worlds present catastrophic problems, some of which are caused by Thomas himself.

Where does reality end, and the dream begins?

— From Devin

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From New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, the novel that launched The Circle and first invited readers to dive deep.

"Put simply: it's a brilliant, dangerous idea. And we need more dangerous ideas . . . Dekker's trilogy is a mythical epic, with a vast, predetermined plot and a scope of staggering proportions . . . Black is one of those books that will make you thankful that you know how to read. If you love a good story, and don't mind suspending a little healthy disbelief, Black will keep you utterly enthralled from beginning to . . . well, cliffhanger. Red can't get here fast enough." --Robin Parrish, author and journalist

An Adrenaline-Laced Epic Where Dreams and Reality Collide.

Fleeing 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 where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman.

But then he remembers the dream of being chased through an alleyway 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. Yet in both, catastrophic disaster awaits him . . . may even be caused by him.

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 choices.

"Just when I think I have Ted Dekker figured out, he hits me with the unexpected. With teasing wit, ever-lurking surprises, and adventurous new concepts, this guy could become a read vanguard in fiction." --FRANK PERETTI

"As a producer of movies filled with incredible worlds and heroic characters, I have high standards for the fiction I read. Ted Dekker's novels deliver big with mind-blowing, plot-twisting page-turners. Fair warning--this trilogy will draw you in at a breakneck pace and never let up. Cancel all plans before you start because you won't be able to stop once you enter Black." --RALPH WINTER, Producer--X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Planet of the Apes; Executive Producer--StarTrek V: Final Frontier

"Black has to be the read of the year A powerful, thought-provoking, edge-of-your-seat thriller of epic proportions that offers great depth and insight into the forces around us." --JOE GOODMAN, film producer, Namesake Entertainment

Product Details
ISBN: 9781595547309
ISBN-10: 1595547304
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: July 27th, 2009
Pages: 410
Language: English
Series: Circle
 

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