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Black: The Birth of Evil (Circle Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Keep-You-Up-All-Night-Reading Kind Of Book!!!

To say I loved this book is a huge understatement. I devoured the whole series! The suspense and intrigue flow flawlessly throughout the entire book and continue in each book of the series (Red, White, and Green). the story begins with Thomas falling asleep in our world...
To say I loved this book is a huge understatement. I devoured the whole series! The suspense and intrigue flow flawlessly throughout the entire book and continue in each book of the series (Red, White, and Green). the story begins with Thomas falling asleep in our world and waking in another. Thomas begins to switch between worlds. In his dream world, Thomas must fight against the growing darkness that wants to devour him. In our world, Thomas use the knowledge he gained from his other world to stop the release of a deadly virus. The lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur and Thomas must decide which world is true. Dekker's style of writing is amazing and unlike any other author I've read. In addition to this series, I loved how Dekker intertwined the Paradise series and the Lost Books of History series, as well as minor relations in Skin and House, with this Circle series. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick-paced, keep-you-up-all-night-reading, suspenseful book.

posted by areneez on April 5, 2010

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9 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

TERRIBLE

Save yourself the trouble. Interesting premise ruined by lousy writing and poor character development.

The fate of the world in the balance and the main character, supposedly trained in the martial art keeps saying "I don't want to hurt anyone"?!

No ending just "...
Save yourself the trouble. Interesting premise ruined by lousy writing and poor character development.

The fate of the world in the balance and the main character, supposedly trained in the martial art keeps saying "I don't want to hurt anyone"?!

No ending just "BUY MY NEXT BOOK"

Never reading anything else by this guy.

posted by Sci-Fi_Nerd on October 13, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2010

    I recommend this to people that can handle to get far into a book before it gets good.

    The plot together is a twisted theme as good and evil. Try to find a balance within each other and never happens. The plot can be confusing all together. When finally you gegt to the middle it starts to come all together and wonder this is good. You finally see nope twisted. The plot also involves alot of medaphores for God as Ted Dekker always does.
    The characters within the two dimmensions have somewhat similarities with each other. Tomas is the compelling hero in this trilogy has he is daring and very intelligent in whatever situation he is put through. As for Rachelle the beautiful mistress that is very entergentic in a form thats not to strong. But is also a very mysterious in the book. As you find out more about her. As for Tanis the very Strong and also very curious of what is happening that is out of his control. Yet also very wise in some of his ideas. Kara the loving sister of Tomas, she is very high strong and is capable of doing anything that she sets her mind to.
    The Setting is in modern Denver then into Modern Bankok. As for the colored forest a very perfect place for anyone also on the other side is a very dark world of evil. The Black froest where pure evil is held within the mystic world Tomas is in.
    Ted Dekker as in many books of his are suspense is very well written. It also has very many things withing this book that will mess with the mind at what will happen as it take a turn for the worst.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Black first in series

    A little farfetched at first, but is successfull at being successful


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    great read

    You had to keep reminding yourself when he was in reality and when he was dreaming but a great mystery indeed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2005

    A longtime fan of Christian fiction.

    This first installment of Dekker's new trilogy made me rush out and buy the next two installments, 'Red' and 'White.' The writing is very good, and the ideas are fresh and thought provoking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2004

    Black: A Trilogy , Book One, The Birth of Evil

    This book is bomb! I was intrigued with the way Dekker has this character Tom confused about two different realities, which are both slighty mirroring each other. It has a well-thought out plot line, with unexpected twists and turns-like a rollercoaster. There were parts when i was reading that i would say aloud,'what is he doing?!'or something to that effect. A very awesome book, one that will never let go of your attention. Well worth the buy.

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