By Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
Center Street Publishing
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It has been nearly five centuries since humanity found a way to eliminate all emotions except fear. No more anger, no more hate, no more ambition, no more violence, no more war. But at what cost? For along with no “negative” emotions, all the “positive” emotions, including love, joy and hope, have been eradicated from the world. The result: a world without war, but a world that is dead, for emotions are what make us truly alive. The characters are not zombies, but they truly are the walking dead.
This is the world brought to us by best-selling suspense/fantasy writer Ted Dekker and his co-writer Tosca Lee in “Forbidden,” the first book in a new series “The Books of Mortals.” If you’ve read my blog at all, you know I love Ted Dekker’s books. I have yet to find a Ted Dekker book that I don’t enjoy. I’ve never read any of Tosca Lee’s novels, but I have heard only good things about them. After reading this book, I can see why. Her style and unique touches blend well with Dekker’s style to create a possible medieval future world that feels all too real. Read the rest of this entry »