Author: Ted Dekker
Publish Date: April 13, 2010
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Christian Fiction
Series Name: Lost Books (#1)
Plot (from Goodreads):
Think with your heart and prepare to die . . . for you have been Chosen.
Thomas Hunter, supreme commander of the Forest Guard, has seen a great evil decimate much of his beautiful world. With a dwindling army and an epic threat, Thomas is forced to supplement his fighters with new recruits ages 16 and 17. From thousands, four will be chosen to lead a special mission.
Unknown to Thomas, the chosen four are redirected to a different endgame. They must find the seven lost Books of History before the Dark One. For these seven books have immense power over the past, present, and future, controlling not only the destiny of their world . . . but that of ours as well.
Why I Read this Book: I love Ted Dekker novels. This book is a re-read for me. I have read the first 4 books in this series, but I have not read the last 2 books in the series. I intend to re-read this first 4 books in order to refresh my memory in preparation for the last two books in the series.
Full of action and adventure, Ted Dekker's books never fail to deliver. There is a slight minor plot that involves romance, but the major plot is full of adventure, excitement, and fighting.
There is also some comic relief present in the form of the rouch, Michal and Gabil. I talked about this some in my epic bookish battle royal for the Bout of Books read-a-thon.
I also like the Christian allegories that are present. Most of the time, these allegories are very subtle. One of the main allegories is to God through Elyon who is the loving God in this series. Although there are Christian allegories, I believe that this series would be great for anyone who loves fantasy, action, and/or adventure.
One last comment: the cover. Have you seen the new covers for this series? They are gorgeous. I cannot keep my eyes off of them. The original covers were not bad, but the new covers are AMAZING. Here is a peek at the old covers:
The new covers are so pretty and not as plain as the old covers. I also think that the new covers appeal more to both males and females; whereas, the old covers appeal more to a male audience.
Recommended Reading Age: 13+ for intense action scenes
Overall Rating: 5/5