Mortal (Books of Mortals Series #2)

Mortal (Books of Mortals Series #2)

by Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
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Mortal 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This second installment in the Book of Mortals trilogy has a wonderful premise and a no-nonsense, to-the-point writing style which I enjoy. That said, it was difficult to finish. About midway through the book I realized that there were no characters in the story that I could identify with. No real hero. There are many ways to write a third-person story. the authors seem to introduce about 7 or 8 strong characters (Jonathan, Rom, Micheal, Jordin, Feyn, etc.), but none of these characters made me care about them. I felt like a constant outsider. In fact, the most interesting character happens to be the antagonist, Saric. Yes, the story is decent, but the characters are too flat.
roma10 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book in this trilogy, I was excited to read book 2. This book is not as exciting as the first until you get to the last 100 pages or so. It was difficult to finish the book. Hopefully the third book will be better.
Titanium13 More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the "Book of Mortals" trilogy. In my review of Forbidden (book 1), I expressed some concern that Dekker was going back to a lot of his Circle Trilogy themes but in a different story. Book 1 was good, but it wasn't one I wrote home about. I felt like I had to push myself through it at times. I was not expecting much in book 2, Mortal. But, I found this book moved much faster than the first, had some interesting and unforseen plot twists, and made me ask some questions about my own faith. Yes, it still had some circle-esq themes to it, but there were some very strong New Testament analogies that he brought home for me. He and Tosca made it real, and I felt the emotions. You will find Rom's world has changed and not what you think. There will be enemies within and without, but new friends as well. I was pleased with the ending, and I am very much looking forward to the 3rd and final book.
Cheermeister More than 1 year ago
Ted Dekker is and will always be my favorite author. However this book just did not meet me the way his other books have. It was very similar to the Circle Trilogy and to me it made me feel as if Dekker was running out of ideas. The similarities to the Circle almost killed the book for me but if I had never read the circle books I would have loved this one. I agree with the other reviews saying it got a little boring in the middle but in the end I loved the ending. I will buy the third book but I am hoping Dekker throws in one of his Ted Dekker endings.
Wrangler74 More than 1 year ago
I have read FORBIDDEN and seven chapters of MORTAL. MORTAL just became boring. I had pre-ordered SOVEREIGN, but canceled the order. I have many of Ted Dekker's books and liked most.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It Have Some Similarities With The Circle But Mortal Stand On His Own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had poor character development, and it was also really slow paced. In order for me to read this story I feel like I need to force myself to read. I had no desire to read it, and the only reason I continue is because I keep wanting to give this book a chance. It's so painfully slow and dull that reading this story sounds just as appealing as watching your legs get disolved off by acid and at the same time listening to jazz. By that I mean the book tries to show that it WANTS to be good, but since it's just so slow paced and takes place in a dull environment, it's just that much more painful to read.  I can't tell you how many times I picked this book up and dreaded opening it up just to read a chapter that just happens to be 2-5 pages long. Another error with this story is that there is no main character. This story tries to follow about 10 people, and since everyone has the same personality (dull ruthless and boring) it's kind of hard to follow which character is which. These characters also all have the same appearence, they all seem to have braided beards which just makes it that much harder to follow a character. Although the characters are hard to follow there is one character that is easy to follow, it is the antagonist, which I use that word loosely, since after all he found a way to save the human race, but the only flaw in his theory is the color of the blood. His motivation is to save humans from dying out so he found an easy way to save them, but the 'heros' of the story would rather the humans be converted in a different way. The 'heros' of this story have this theory that the only way to save humans is to kill the diseased and keep to themselves. The 'Antagonist' sets out to convert the diseased to become normal again, which this seems to piss off the 'heros'. So over all, poor character developement, nonsense story line, and the slow pace qualities of this story really just makes me want to poor gasoline on this book, light it on fire and roast a nice golden marshmellow on top.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good but I definitely enjoyed the first book more. The second half is definitely better than the first half. Can't wait till book 3 comes out.
ReZone469 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down once I started reading it. I recommend it to anyone who loves to read. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I have read many of Ted Dekker's books and have never been disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Dekker for a while, loved Adam and the entire Circle series, to me this book got stale even though I pressed to get through it I just couldn't. I enjoyed the first book as it reminded me of the Circle series but the second installment of this series fell flat. Eventually I closed the book and moved on to something else. This book won't deter me from Dekker in the future but will make me more hesitant to buy his next novel. With that said the entire Circle series will always be a favorite of mine and not only will I reread it again and again I will definitely recommend it to others.... not so much with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I understood the reasoning behind the book, but it rambled in places. The pace was slow and lacked fluidity in places.
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Shamaalthedog More than 1 year ago
An entertaining read, if a bit slow in places. The character names (such as Roland and Rom) are similar enough that it is a bit confusing to follow at the beginning of the story. The Circle Trilogy, Dekker's earlier spiritual allusion novels, were much better. Still, worth a read at least once.
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Great storylines and characters bought to life. Bravo for making me care about the players in these books! Thank you for hours of enjoyment and "can't wait to read more"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ted Dekker is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first and second books of this trilogy were very good and well done. I found it difficult to put them down. (Very disappointed by the 3rd.)
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Meh. Not that great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, fast paced, pulled me in from page one. Can't wait to start the third book in series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seemed to just be settimg up the story line for the next book, Sovereign. I have both the second and third books of this series recently and while the story seems to slow a bit in Mortal it makes up dor it in Sovereign. Even if you didn't like Mortal too much read the third book.