Black: The Birth of Evil

Black The Birth of Evil Enter an adrenaline laced epic where dreams and reality collide Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building Then a silent bullet from th

Enter an adrenaline laced epic where dreams and reality collide.Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building Then a silent bullet from the night clips his headd his world goes black.From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world a world where evil is contained A world where Thomas Hunter isEnter an adrenaline laced epic where dreams and reality collide.Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building Then a silent bullet from the night clips his headd his world goes black.From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world a world where evil is contained A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman Then he remembers the dream of the chase as he reaches to touch the blood on his head.Where does the dream end and reality begin Every time he falls asleep in one world, he awakes in the other both facing catastrophic disaster Thomas is being pushed beyond his limitseven beyond the limits of space and time.Black is an incredible story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, pursuit and death, and a terrorist s threat unlike anything the human race has ever known.Some say the world hangs in the balance of every choice we make Now the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance of one man s choice.

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  1. Ted Dekker is known for novels that combine adrenaline laced stories with unexpected plot twists, unforgettable characters, and incredible confrontations between good and evil Ted lives in Austin with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.

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  1. This falls into my category of Brilliant Idea Executed Poorly I have always had wicked vivid dreams, so novels about dreamscapes, dreams vs reality, dreams portending the future, etc, fascinate me Black intrigued me enough that I forced myself to read six or seven chapters, then I was so irritated that I ranted about it to my poor husband for 20 30 minutes What didn t I like Characters who are at once both ridiculously unbelievable AND flat our protagonist can t focus long enough to maintain a s [...]

  2. 3.5 starsI love the concept of this book It s one of the most unique books I ve read in awhile But it was not without faults The characterization was kinda bad in the beginning, sometimes the writing was a little eye rolly, the situations a little too convenient Despite the faults, I just couldn t put it down In fact, I started on the second book immediately after finishing which is something I almost never do.

  3. Few books have such an immersive world that you actually feel like you re living in it when you read it Although this is true about the first book in the ring trilogy being Black by Ted Dekker, the book has some major flaws.Characters sometimes seem unrealistic and do absurd things for seemingly no apparent reason I am constantly reminded of this by the stupid comments that the main character constantly throws out in serious conversations Such as If they don t help us we should nuke them, perfec [...]

  4. HELLO WORLD, I VE READ A TED DEKKER BOOK.At last, now I can be a Normal Person because I ve read the Decidedly Abnormal Books that Ted Dekker writes This book wasting I m really not sure what I think of it All in all, it was kind of a meh read, in my opinion.Lovely Things The plot Okay, the plot was pretty cool nods The way Dekker intertwined two worlds with two plots that meshed together THAT WAS PRETTY DARN COOL I wasn t a huge fan of the fantasy world, but we ll get to that As a whole, I real [...]

  5. Someone is shooting at Thomas Hunter He runs for his life zig zagging, hiding, and executing some awesome martial arts as men chase him through the streets of Denver But when a silent bullet grazes his head, his world goes black and he wakes up somewhere else In darkness He doesn t know where he is Hideous bats chase him, clawing at him until he loses consciousness again and wakes up back in Denver, in an alley He manages to get to his sister s apartment, clean himself up, and lies down on the c [...]

  6. More epic awesomeness from Dekker Since this novel ended on a cliffhanger, I do believe that I will be purchasing the next book in the series very soon else I might go mad with anticipation Update 1 31 2013 Slowly closes book Wipes sweat from brow Pauses briefly to reflect upon the meaning of life Reaches for recently acquired copy of Red.I m glad that I decided to reread this before picking up Red because there is soooooo much I forgot about Like this little snippet from Thomas s dive into the [...]

  7. SCREAMING FROM THE ABYSS AS I SLOWLY SET THIS BOOK DOWN AHHHH AHHH SORRY ANYWAY COHERENT THOUGHTS AND STUFF This book was absolutely amazing It made me laugh, made me mad, surprised me, got me thinking, and wonderfully showed a side of Elyon that I really needed in my life lately Jaw dropping book.

  8. Black has been on my to read list for almost as long as I have been on.A couple of weeks ago, totally out of the blue, my girlfriend asked me about the series and if I had read it She had somehow stumbled across it, which is odd because genres of the fantastic aren t usually her thing although I have been feeding her some of Stephen King s greats, and she s loved them, so I guess all bets are off now.Anyways, I told her I hadn t read it but it had been on my list for years She loaded it onto her [...]

  9. Ted Dekker is supposed to be a pretty good writer I would not assent to that proposition based on this book Based on the high ratings and good reviews of this work on , I had hoped this would be a good introduction to the author and a fun, but challenging, read I could barely finish it.The one thing Mr Dekker does well here is create two distinct worlds and keep the protagonist and the reader wondering which one is real Is it the world that seems to be our own, with all of its wars, disease and [...]

  10. I would highly recommend this book to anyone I know This was written about the Chronicles of Narnia on but applies to the Color Trilogy as well The series contains many allusions to traditional Christian ideas, however, the books can also be read purely for their adventure, colour, and richness of ideas Even if you are not a Christian, I believe you will enjoy this book because it IS a metaphor In fact, even as a Christian, I didn t understand what the metaphor was until the end of the book Ther [...]

  11. The Circle series is a great read For a religious writer, he s not preachy Love the fantasy world, love the main characters, and love how long the series is as ONE big story that intertwines with his other book series.Read them all.

  12. I tried to read this book once before, and just couldn t get into it I put it down, didn t try to review it, didn t comment, I just hadn t gotten into it BUT, I have friend to whom this is an important book, so I set out to read it again My take on it is that it could have been a much better book than it is.Throughout this book I d say that my estimation of it s rating moved from 2 to 4 stars It took me FOREVER to care about the characters I know I should have I know I was meant tobut it just ra [...]

  13. Si bien el libro maneja conceptos geniales y me agrada el estilo del autor, la historia se volvi demasiado reiterativa y me estanqu de una forma horrible No poder avanzar con este y que sea una serie, no me entusiasma a concluirlo Probablemente sea forzarme a terminarlo para nada, ya que dudo que la historia termine en este tomo, y no s si quiero leer los dem s libros cuando ni siquiera me siento capaz de leer este hasta el final.De momento, lo abandono.

  14. This simple looking cover and basic title was my introduction to the world of Ted Dekker I picked it up off the shelf of my school library and brought it along with me on an excursion Without any idea of the powerful wow factor of this novel I began reading and would not have put the book down had it of been for the fact that the bus had to stop and let us out.Black is the story of a man caught between two worlds When he dreams in our everyday world he wakes in another world of fantasy apparentl [...]

  15. Ted Dekker is a magician when it comes to creating a book this astounding, this addictive, and this breathtaking It held a strong grip on me and has left me spellbound from the beginning to the very end There is no relief at the last page instead it left me begging for The story ends on a high note and only promises a delectable part 2 that I can t wait to read.The book starts innocently enough Thomas is on his way back home in Denver when a shooting brings him down into another reality A bull [...]

  16. I first read this all the way back in 2006, and it still holds up today An exciting, fantastical thrill ride that grips you, this is a wonderful book Even though I ve read them before, I can t wait to try Red and White again

  17. I liked it It was creative, but I didn t bond with the characters as much as I would have liked, but I ll still read the next one.

  18. This book was part of a survey class and as such, I was looking forward to it I ve liked reading books from different genres and discovering the different types of appeals they have for their selected audience and myself This book was my least favorite of the entire class.To begin with, the story s premise slowly introduced and never fully explained Tom is waking up in two different worlds in two separate times ours and an Eden like place in the future which is, for all intents and purposes, per [...]

  19. This book is tough for me to write about There are elements I liked and elements I didn t His writing style is easy to engage with and is compelling, but it is the first half fantasy, half mainstream fiction I ve ever read I don t really know what to say Yes I do This book is intriguing because Ted Dekker has taken an idea and catapulted it into a whole other spectrum of writing I can see why he is so well loved and has done so well The story is about a man who finds himself living in two worlds [...]

  20. I ve listed this as Christian fiction, but it really doesn t fall in that category I ll give this some thought and maybe come up with a new shelf I did enjoy this book and would have given it 4 stars except for some parts that I found a bit boring and a little ridiculous even for this type of story The pseudo Garden of Eden was a bit hard to take at times at least for me At one point I though these must be the bad guys because they are just too good to be true Since this is the first in a trilog [...]

  21. I ve been trying to think about what I could say about this book And I know that s a horrible way to start off a review I also think that it hits at the core of what could be said Do I tell you, that as a Christian, I actually dislike a great deal of Christian books That even though I did like this book that I really don t mind this series too terribly much that it does nothing to change my opinion of the state of Christian publishing Should I tell you that while Ted Dekker holds true to his ren [...]

  22. In January I was introduced to Ted Dekker through his most recent Circle book, Green I was fascinated by Thomas Hunter and his dreams in that book and with Black I feel as if they have been taken to a whole new level.Now, Black was written before Green And Green is meant to be read as the finale, or as the beginning it doesn t make a difference really I will tell you that having read Green first I was able to jump with both feet i to the story laid out in Black and my level of understanding was [...]

  23. One man, two realities, and the end of the world Put that in a book and you ll get Ted Dekker s first book in the Circle Series.Valborg Svensson a multi billionaire aiming for global supremacy tried to get his hands on the supreme cure for common illnesses the Raison Vaccine Unknown to the creator Monique de Raison the vaccine mutates to a deadly virus when heated at 179.47 degrees for two hours.After it mutates the supposedly cure for common ailments then becomes a highly infectious, airborne v [...]

  24. I am soooo not sure how to talk about this book.I ve had it on my radar for a while, so when my last audio book finished and all my library holds had yet to materialize I had to search for the one that was going to fill the void There is nothing worse on a commute to have to resort to the radio when you ve spent years immersed in books The thought is enough to send me over the edge So finding this book immediately available, I took the plunge.Well it filled the void, but But That word but It spe [...]

  25. From ISawLightningFallI don t remember all that much about my elementary school days However, I do recall one art class in particular My teacher held up a color wheel and pointed out the three primaries Combining these in varying proportions, she explained, yielded the rest of the colors Red and yellow made orange, yellow and blue formed green, and so on This fascinated me, but what really blew my six year old mind was how she said we got black by combining everything That couldn t be right, cou [...]

  26. Couldn t put the book down I ve been desperate for an original, highly engaging supernatural fiction series, and Black by Ted Dekker definitely delivered The character of Thomas Hunter, was well written, likable and believable.The allegorical style telling of the redemption story the beginning of it, anyway was reminiscent of C.S Lewis space trilogy Especially Out of the Silent Planet with Ransom Halfway through Black I began to compare him to Random from C.S Lewis book The story of Thomas Hunte [...]

  27. This and many reviews are over at Rachel Reading Let us help you find your next read This book came highly recommended to me by one of my closest friends, who said that when he was growing up in a pretty strict Christian household he absolutely loved this series Even though he no longer identifies as a believer, he still maintains how much he loves these books, so I was very excited to dive in.I started this book as the audiobook, and there were very dramatic sound effects between chapters whic [...]

  28. Black by Ted Dekker My personal opinions.Black by Ted Dekker is a hard book to describe in a sentence It has a strange feel that tells you something like Never put me down or Just read one chapter And it surely did to me Black is about Thomas Hunter, a man is constantly switching between two realities, One is our reality, one is the future The problem is he cannot tell which one is really the true modern reality The dreams feel so real, the touch feels like a touch, the air smells clean unlike [...]

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