Thursday, July 8, 2010

Green

Here is the summary of Green found on Amazon:

As foretold by ancient prophets, an apocalypse destroyed Earth during the twenty-first century. But two thousand years later Elyon set upon the earth a new Adam. This time, however, he gave humanity an advantage. What was once unseen became seen. It was good and it was called...Green.
But the evil Teeleh bided his time in a Black Forest. Then, when least expected, a twenty-four year old named Thomas Hunter fell asleep in our world and woke up in that future Black Forest. A gateway was opened for Teeleh to ravage the land. Devastated by the ruin, Thomas Hunter and his Circle swore to fight the dark scourge until their dying death.
That was then. Now the Circle has lost all hope. And Samuel, Thomas Hunter's cherished son, has turned his back on his father and is aligning dark forces to wage the final war. Thomas is crushed--but determined to rescue the Circle and his son even if he has to cross two worlds to do so.
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First of all, this review has some minor spoilers. Green is good when it comes to a thrilling allegory/fiction. What I didn’t like about it is that it doesn’t do well in a series. At the beginning, Dekker stated that the book could be read before or after the trilogy. I thought that the book was still confusing, possibly because I had not read the Lost Books. The Lost Books would have been hard to understand if read before the Circle Trilogy. This just puts another confusing circle into the overall tale. Another problem I had with it is that it mix-and-matched Bible stories, such as Abraham’s sacrifice of his son and David’s son Absalom’s rebellion. This book gets three stars from me.

3 comments:

  1. Have you read any of the Project: Showdown books? If not, then that's why Green didn't make a lot of sense. And, yes, the Lost Books of History would help as well.

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  2. Yes, I have read Saint, Sinner, and Showdown. Yes, I think the Lost Books must be the missing block in the tower.

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  3. *thinks* Sounds....kinda like what I've heard from others. I'll keep it in mind, but with a rating of three stars, probably not read it.

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