Ted Dekker has a truly ingenious imagination. It has been nearly five years since the last book of his circle series and now we have the “swing” book Green.
Green could be the first book or the last one. It has many similarties of the first books, but a personality all of it’s own. It is fantasy, reality spiritual, and non spiritual. It is the classic good and evil battle set in two times and places.
Green finds the Circle in a bad place, with the oldest son in rebellion against the father, and against Elyon. Teh drama begins with a fight between brother and sister which is the beginning of the end of the family, and the son walking away.
From here on follows a story of excitement, intrigue, and gret theological insight. The question of “has God abandon us” is one for the ages. Who hasn’t felt this way when times seem to be the worst they can be. The band of rebels begin to feel that maybe Elyon has forgotten them and instead of turning to Him turn to themselves.
Still it is a book of excitement, and there is much fun to be had. Dekker in his usual style weaves a story of betrayal, reality hopping, deep theological faith searching to hand to hand combat all in one book, It leaves you reaching for the next one in the series even if you had read them before.
Green reads as a fitting end or maybe beginning to the series, It is must read fiction for all Dekker’s fans. The Circle is moving, thought provoking, series and as difficult as it may seem: Green is both the end or maybe the beginning to the series Black, Red and white as only Ted Dekker can tell it.
I highly recommend both the book and the series.