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Forbidden – A Great Start to The Books of Mortals


Dekker + Lee = Forbidden

To say that Ted Dekker is one of my favorite authors would be an extreme understatement. When I heard he would be co-writing another book I was a little worried. I loved the book House that he wrote with Frank Peretti, but I did not like either of the books he wrote with Erin Healey (Burn and Kiss). I had never heard of Tosca Lee, so I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading Dekker’s latest book Forbidden. This is the Ted Dekker I remember and fell in love with when I first started reading his works with the book Thr3e.

Forbidden is book one in a new trilogy called The Books of Mortals. Imagine if you will, a time in the future where human beings are removed of all emotions except fear – this is the concept of Forbidden. Rom, the main character of the story, is given a vial of blood and discovers that when he consumes the blood he is able to feel all of his emotions once again. With such a precious commodity as this life-giving blood, you could imagine the number of people who want to get their hands on it. The book tells of Rom and those in his inner circle as they try to find the source of this magical blood, while trying to keep it out of the hands of those who have the desire to use for evil.

There is a lot of Biblical imagery like the mysterious blood (providing life, just as the blood of Christ) and several other items, which are very involved in the plot so I will not reveal them and ruin the book for you. Forbidden is an easy read that you won’t be able to put down, as it will keep you on the edge of your seat.  The down side of reading Forbidden is that you have to wait until June 5, 2012 to continue reading the trilogy when Mortal (book #2) comes out in stores.

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  1. November 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Eek, so not my kind of book, but isn’t it wonderful when you find a book from an author you like after they’ve strayed a little bit? That’s how I feel about Robert Asprin. I cannot read the first two Myth books enough (Another Fine Myth and Myth Conceptions) but after that he loses my interest for a bit until later in the seiries, then it’s like falling in loe all over again. I haven’t read his other series yet, not sure if I want to.


    • November 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you for your comment! I definitely agree with you. When you find an author you like and he or she changes things up it can either be really good or really bad. For the most part I have been very impressed with Ted Dekker’s books.

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