Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk.
As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels -- he must destroy the hope their message represents...from the inside out.
With dissension in his own camp -- and the CityWatch soliders closing in -- Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold...before one of them becomes his undoing.
The Calling is the second installment of the Seer novels and I think it's best if you read the first book, The Choosing before starting in on this one. There are a lot of characters and situations that you need to be familiar with in order to be able to hit the ground running with this one.
What a powerful story! Action-packed and full of twists and turns and chockfull of so many moving inspirational truths. Like:
"When you know who you truly are, you realize there is no war left to fight at all." (p. 326)
"I know that you are afraid, that fear and failure haunt you. I know you long to be free but only see freedom in escaping what you fear instead of surrendering to it." (p.382)
There's a resounding thread of hope woven through this Dystopian novel. And so many biblical parallels I could sink my teeth into. Honestly, at some points I just had to stop and haul out my bible and read a few passages and then marvel at how Dekker incorporated so much depth of faith into a heart-pounding, soul-stirring read.
A stunning novel with such depth and scope it took my breath away. I want to see this series on the big screen. It would give The Hunger Games a run for the money!
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