My oldest son, 15 years old, is an avid reader. He and I both read (and devoured) Ted Dekker’s Circle series (Black, Red, and White) and he and I would both eagerly and enthusiastically recommend it. My son, however, has taken his fascination with the Circle even further by reading (and devouring) Dekker’s Lost Books series, a companion to our beloved Circle. Imagine his excitement in being offered the two most recent books in exchange for a guest post here at 5 Minutes for Books! Let’s put it this way: I didn’t have to talk him into it. Our thanks to Thomas Nelson for graciously providing him the opportunity! Here’s his review of Lunatic and Elyon, books 5 and 6 in the Lost Books series:
In the last two books in The Lost Books Series, Ted Dekker takes the intensity and suspense to a whole new level. Lunatic starts out with Johnis, Silvie, and Darsal back in Middle Forrest. But they come to find out that the Horde has taken it over. And, to top it off, they appeared in a closet inside a building right in the middle of the city.
They attempt to escape and get separated. Darsal is captured and Johnis and Silvie make it to the lake, only to find it is muddy and doesn’t have the healing powers. While wandering in the forest, Johnis starts hearing a voice inside his head telling him to go to the desert. He obeys, to Silvie’s dismay. This person is a Leedhan, a Shataki-human mix. She tells them of her plan to conquer the Horde and the Circle, Thomas’s group of rebels. He agrees.
I really like this series for a few reasons. First, I love all of Dekker’s books. Also, I read the Circle series first so I knew I had to read the Lost books since they continue the story. I thought both Lunatic and Elyon were really well written and very enjoyable even though fantasy is not my favorite. They were so good I read them both in just a few days!
Wife and mother, Bible teacher and blogger, Lisa loves Jesus, coffee, dark chocolate and, of course, books. Read more of her reflections at Lisa writes….