by Ted Dekker
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
352 pages; ISBN: 0849917921
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
WestBow, Oct 2004, $19.99, 352 pp.
The older Thomas Hunter was killed by a terrorist who threatens the world with a virus unless the nations hand him full control of nuclear weapons. Only Thomas can save the earth from this madman, who has unleashed pandemic consequences, but he has been dead for three days; there seems no hope left for mankind.
The younger Thomas Hunter lives on a much less technological earth than the one he has just died on. Here he leads counterinsurgency efforts against the Scarabs in an attempt to gain religious freedom for his people. However, war has put this earth on the brink of annihilation with disease spreading pandemic. In spite of terrific savior efforts by Thomas’s fellow compatriots Elyon and Justin, this Thomas knows ultimately he must be the one to save his people here and go to sleep and awaken on the other earth to save that sphere.
This is a terrific conclusion to the fabulous “The Circle” trilogy as Thomas continues his efforts to save two worlds against overwhelming odds. The action-packed story line is loaded with surprising twists as deadly chaos has become the norm on the two planes that the champion bridges through his dreams. A special love between Elyon and Justin adds a human element to the countdown of the seemingly end of days on the twofold earths. Ted Dekker bows out with a fabulous finale that will have readers of epic fantasy with Christian overtones demanding more such works as this author will be colored as one of the sub-genre’s leading lights.
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