Rather proud of the fact that I am still in the thick of the Reading Challenge I took on for the year. I finished my “book from the library” by starting a series I’ve wanted to read.
“Forbidden” is the first book in a series called “The Mortals” and is written by two of my favorite authors – Ted Dekker (my absolute favorite author ever) and Tosca Lee. It takes place 400+ years after the human race nearly destroys itself. In an effort to bring the Chaos under control, alchemists developed a treatment they called “Legion”. It was really more of a disease than a cure – it removed EVERY emotion except fear. It was fear that those in power used to bring everyone under control.
Dekker is a man of deep faith and his writing always reflects that. I’ve had the privilege of hearing him speak publicly and even got an autograph and my picture taken with him! (Just keep scrolling and you’ll see it!) One of the things I love about all of his books is the fact that each one is so much more than just a good story. Yes, the writing is fabulous, the characters engaging, the storyline captivating . . . but the stories always make me think. They push me to examine my own faith walk a little more deeply. It’s rare to find an author that engages the imagination as well as prompting meaningful self-evaluation.
While the rest of the books in the series don’t really conform to ANY of the categories on my reading challenge list, I do intend to finish the series.
Actually . . . there WAS a sequel written called “The Keeper”. So if I read that as well, the two books would count as “a book and it’s sequel” and I could check out book two as my “book from the library.” Hmmmmmm.