Mortal

By Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee (Hardcover Book, 2012)
Centuries 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. A terrible secret was 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.

Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. Division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final surviving hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival.

On the heels of Forbidden comes MORTAL, the second novel in The Books of Mortals saga penned by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. 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 take the journey.

The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own, yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller.

Centuries 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. A terrible secret was 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.

Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. Division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final surviving hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival.

On the heels of Forbidden comes MORTAL, the second novel in The Books of Mortals saga penned by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. 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 take the journey.

The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own, yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller.

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels with a total of more than 10 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.

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  • Praise for FORBIDDEN:

    "...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence."
      --- Publishers Weekly

    Dekker and Lee have created an intriguing future world...poised on the edge of vast upheaval. [They] draw readers into it and make them eager to read more..."
      --- Booklist

     "With great plot twists, compelling writing, and unanswered questions, this is a must-read for Dekker fans..."
      --- Library Journal

    "FORBIDDEN: The Books of Mortals rocks with the same level of intensity and brilliance as Dekker's Circle Series. Riveting, resounding, and a magnificent blend of Dekker's and Lee's styles. I devoured FORBIDDEN."
      --- James L. Rubart, bestselling author 

  • PRAISE FOR MORTAL:

    "This edgy, suspenseful, winning follow-up to Forbidden continues Dekker's return to the New Testament Christian allegories ("Circle" Series) that made him so popular with CF readers.  Expect long waiting lists and consider ordering multiple copies."

  • "....the asides and descriptions can be quite funny, and the book offers plenty of food for philosiphizing concerning religion, states of consciousness, freedom, fate and the will to power.  A book that can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel by those who haven't read Book One."

  • "MORTAL takes the splendid opening of Forbidden and raises the stakes in every way, offering more dramatic action, psychological nuance, and philosophical meat.  Based on this triumph, MORTAL gives every indication that by the time this trilogy is through, it will be a truly memorable ride."

  • "...Once again, Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee have provided readers with an adventure that sparks the imagination as well as some inspiring food for thought.  Fans of the series will be looking forward to the final book and what promises to be an exciting conclusion."

  • (Library Journal).

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Mortal
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Price: $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9781599953588
  • On Sale Date: 06/05/2012
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