It is our pleasure to bring you an exclusive review of GREEN, by the Circle’s beloved Andrew Asdell, also know to some of you as Chandor. You read it here first!
Round and Round We Go
An early review of Ted Dekker’s Green by Andrew Asdell
Ted Dekker’s latest fantasy thriller, Green, is referred to as “The Beginning and the End.” It’s been over 5 years since fans first answered the call to “Dive Deep” into an alternate reality where the spiritual has been made clear and evil is as plain as the scabs on your skin.
Fans of Dekker’s work are surely familiar with the question “How does this tie in to the rest of his books?” Over the past 5 years, more novels than not have been intertwined into this bigger story called the “Books of History Chronicles”. The Circle Series, Lost Books, and Paradise Novels tell the story of humanity through the lens of extraordinary books that have the power to create history. In essence, “The Word is made Flesh”. With The Books of History Chronicles now including upwards of 15 novels, the larger story has surpassed epic status. Thousands of Ted’s avid readers have been swept into his writing through one of these books. This makes Green his most anticipated novel to date.
Green finds the Circle in a desperate place, 10 years since their Savior has last been seen. Many within Elyon’s band of rebels have begun to doubt their core beliefs and practices. How do you love and follow a God that seems distant? Is He truly in control when your world seems in chaos? Dekker poses these age old questions in a fresh light by examining them through the eyes of the Circle.
Amidst such deep theological questions, there is still fun to be had. A fast-placed plot full of betrayal, reality-hopping, battles, and hand-to-hand combat serve as the backdrop for the bigger themes of the story. Dekker knows how to balance thought-provoking concepts with non-stop action. After over 2 dozen novels, Ted has it down to an art, and it shows in this latest adventure.
Green reads as a fitting end, or perhaps a beginning, to Ted’s signature series. This is must-read fiction for all fans of Dekker. The Circle has proven to be one of the most moving, yet relevant, allegories of all time, and Green lives up to the series in which it belongs. Green reads as both the finale, yet also the prequel to the 2004 masterpieces, Black, Red, and White.
Expertly tying in loose story threads from the Paradise Novels and Lost Books, Dekker weaves a truly satisfying conclusion to the series that has spawned a thousand conversations and ignited countless fans to fall deep in love with their Creator.