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by Dekker, Ted, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Fiction Fic Dekk
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Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC DEKKER Ted
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Brentwood Library Fiction FICTION Dekker
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Moon Township Public Library Fiction F SF DEKKER Ted
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Dekker
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New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.

But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.

Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Popular thriller-writer Dekker teams up with rising star Lee in the first book of a new postapocalyptic trilogy set five centuries from now in a society in which all emotions, except for fear, have been engineered out of the human species. The novel focuses on 24-year-old Rom, who unexpectedly comes into possession of a vial of blood that could change humanity's future. The problem, though, is that Rom has no idea what to do with this incredibly valuable item. Also, a very powerful and, for personal reasons, exceedingly desperate man is determined to do whatever it takes to find the vial. Dekker and Lee have created an intriguing future world in which human beings are fundamentally different from what they are today but who still operate with the same basic motivations, even if they don't know that they do. It's a world poised on the edge of vast upheaval, and Dekker and Lee draw readers into it and make them eager to read more about it.--Pitt, Davi. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A new trilogy and a new partnership begins with Dekker (The Bride Collector) and Lee (Havah) in the first of The Books of Mortals series. In the distant future, a dystopian world is ruled by The Order that controls humanity by genetically removing all emotions but fear. When young Rom Elias receives a cryptic message written on animal skin and a vial of blood from a man who seems to know a lot about his father's death, he risks everything to escape the Order and find out what the vellum and vial mean. He must convince friends and family to drink from the vial in order to feel human emotion again. This sets off a chain of events that will pit love and self-sacrifice against the dark emotions of hatred and greed. There's a new writing partner, but this is still true-blue Dekker, with mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Dekker, Ted, 1962- Books of mortals.
#1 - Forbidden
Subjects Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Christian fiction.
Publisher New York :Center Street,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Lee, Tosca Moon.
Language English
Description 376 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781599953540 (hbk.)
1599953544 (hbk.)
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