CSSF Favorites Part III — What’s hot in the library

25 Aug

In the adult fiction section of the RBC Library, the favorite in speculative fiction comes from the pen of Ted Dekker.   Especially popular is the Circle series consisting of the books Black, Red, White,  and Green.

Black — Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head and his world goes black. Now Thomas wakes from a deep sleep, remembering the vivid dream he just had of being chased. Incredibly real. His head is even bleeding–but he’s fallen on a rock. He is in a green forest, waiting to meet Rachelle, the woman he’s falling madly in love with. That night, Thomas tumbles into bed and falls into a fitful sleep. He dreams. But here comes the real mind bender. Every time Thomas falls asleep in one reality, he awakes in the other. He truly no longer knows which reality is real. Each reality has dramatic impact on the other, each proves to be real, each presents huge stakes, and the fate of each will depend on one man: Thomas Hunter.

Red — centers around the heroic rescue attempts of Thomas Hunter to save both worlds. With the devastating realization that he has unleashed death into both worlds, he now must figure out how to undo this evil-while trying to save his true love. From meeting with world powers in one world to leading a small band of mighty warriors in the great forests of the other world, Thomas is determined to change the history of two realities-or sacrifice all in trying.

White — In this final installment of Ted Dekker’s ground-breaking Circle trilogy, Thomas Hunter has only days to survive two separate realms of danger, deceit, and destruction. The fate of both worlds now rests on his unique ability to shift realities through his dreams, carry out the charge given to a small ragtag group known as The Circle, and earn the forbidden love of a most unlikely woman. Enter the great pursuit, where Thomas and a small band of followers must decide quickly who they can trust–both with their own lives and the fate of millions. Neither the terror of Black nor the treachery of Red can prepare Thomas for the forces aligned against The Circle in White.

Green — You’ve experienced life, death, and mystery in Dekker’s Black, Red, and White. Now complete the circle with Green! This nail-biting prequel or sequel (depending upon your perspective) will capture your imagination as you step on the battlefield at Migdon and take in Dekker’s gripping saga of love, betrayal, and sweeping reversals set during the apocalypse.

Over in the youth section, Chuck Black’s Kingdom series has been flying off the shelves. Black’s books are especially popular with middle school boys.

Kingdom’s Dawn — Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer’s son, nothing more – but one tragic event initiates a world of revelation. Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger – for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King’s plan to restore the kingdom.

Kingdom’s Hope — Fairos thought he had sentenced Leinad to death in the Banteen desert. But he was wrong. Leinad survived. Now, trained by the King himself, Leinad returns – a true Knight of the King, determined to fulfill the mission given him by the King and to free the people from their bondage to Lord Fairos.

Kingdom’s Edge — For Cedric, every day is the same: full of poverty and despair. And he knows that will never change. But then a stranger comes to the city. Drawn to the man’s mysterious ways, Cedric discovers the stranger’s humility belies great strength and wisdom. That’s when an astounding truth becomes clear – the stranger is a Master of the Sword, and He is there to train Cedric to face pure evil.

Kingdom’s Call — A peasant arrives in Chessington claiming to be the son of the King and is arrested and executed. When his Followers continue to defy the Code, Sir Gavin swears to destroy this threat – until he is grievously wounded in battle and is saved by someone who will transform his heart and life forever.

Kingdom’s Quest — Having narrowly escaped death at the hands of the evil Shadow Warriors, Sir Gavin is given a new name by the Prince to signify his new allegiance to the cause of the one he once swore to kill. Called to share this message to everyone in the land, Sir Gavinaugh takes up his sword and embarks on an epic journey.

Kingdom’s Reign — While the Knights of the Prince train across the sea, the Dark Knight, Lucius, reigns with complete authority. But when a small group of loyalists swears allegiance to the King, the Prince returns, and in a mighty battle, Lucius and the Shadow Warriors are vanquished and imprisoned. But not everyone will swear allegiance to the King, and it seems this paradise may be lost yet again.

Come into the Library to find your new favorite in speculative fiction.

See the favorites of others in the tour:

Brandon Barr
Thomas Clayton Booher
Keanan Brand
Grace Bridges
Beckie Burnham
Morgan L. Busse
Jeff Chapman
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
George Duncan
April Erwin
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Mike Lynch
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Jason Waguespac
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher

4 Responses to “CSSF Favorites Part III — What’s hot in the library”

  1. Sarah Sawyer August 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Thanks for sharing some of your favorites! This is my first time participating in the tour, and it’s been a fun one. 🙂

    What did you think of Dekker’s “Green”? I’ve heard some people say it ruined the trilogy for them, so I’ve been reluctant to read it.

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

      I have not read it yet, but a couple of our church members have. not gotten any feedback. I liked the 3 originals, though.


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