THE 49TH MYSTIC
Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.
They are wrong.
In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.
When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle's sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality.
She is the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals -- in both worlds -- before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness.
So begins a two volume saga of high stakes and a mind bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.
Ready? Set? Dream.
I'm kinda speechless here. Gobsmacked, really. This is my first Ted Dekker novel and I'm impressed. What an incredible story! Unlike anything I`ve read before and hard to categorize. Faith driven speculative thriller? Or maybe Dekker has created a new genre altogether. It`s a long book -- 405 pages -- but so full of meaning and imagery and truth! I kept stopping to scribble down quotes and there were lots of pondering pauses as I followed Rachelle on her journey and discovered that, in many ways, it was my journey too.
"Will you be blind and see darkness, or will you see and know light?"
This is a story about a girl who gives up everything she thinks she is in order to discover who she really is. It`s spellbinding. Complicated. Action-packed. Steeped in faith. And scary too because the author captures our human frailties with eerie clarity. The 49th Mystic is a fantastical tale that challenges even as it entertains.
"What you are tempted to call a problem is only an instrument for
awakening so that you can see what is true." (p 235)
And Rachelle has lots of problems. The life-threatening, world-ending, battling-forces-of-evil kind. But she is not alone on her quest. The author has provided an interesting array of companions to help (and sometimes hinder) her along the way. Forget everything you think you know and get ready to embrace some mind-blowing, heart-tugging, faith-building fiction like you`ve never read before!
Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.
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