Forbidden by Ted Dekker
(The Books of Mortals)

90%

6 Critic Reviews

...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.

But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.

Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.
 

About Ted Dekker

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Ted Dekker is the New York Times best-selling author of more than 25 novels. He is known for stories that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. He lives in Texas with his wife and children. Twitter @TedDekker, facebook.com/#!/teddekker
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Center Street. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jul 25 2011

...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Good
on Oct 16 2011

...a deeply human page-turner that's part fantasy, part science-fiction, part political thriller with maybe even a little biblical metaphor thrown in for good measure.

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Fiction Addict

Excellent
on Sep 15 2011

...powerful prose, intense action, compelling characters, and premise that leaves one wondering how many walking our world are really dead and don’t know it.

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Crosswalk.com

Excellent
on Sep 14 2011

...Forbidden offers more depth than a standard post-apocalyptic thriller. It’s carried along by a solid plot, including one shocking twist in its final pages, but emerges as something more substantial thanks to its exploration of deeper truths.

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The Daily Fig

Good
on Sep 14 2011

...the wild ride and the exciting read are very worth it.

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Good
on Feb 27 2012

The storyworld and history were well-thought out and unique. The plot was engaging with plenty of mystery revealed in bits to keep me guessing. There were some shocking surprises, and I look forward to discovering how those are worked out.

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