Rise of the Mystics by Ted Dekker
Rachelle Matthews is the 49th Mystic and is tasked in Earth and Other Earth to find all five seals or both worlds as she knows them will end. The problem? The evil Vlad is after her and has crossed into each realm with one intent. To stop her at all costs. He wants evil to reign. Can she race against time and look past her own faults to solve the mystery of the seals before it’s too late?
When I finished reading Rise of the Mystics one word popped into my head. WOW. It left me breathless. Ted Dekker’s profound gift of writing and his imagination pierces the soul. This book opens the reader’s mind to reach deep and examine their faith. It did me. It is a thought-provoking end to the Beyond the Circle series and completes the Circle with a bang!
The imagery and use of the senses in this book will amaze the reader and put them right on the page into both worlds. The plot has numerous twists that kept me glued, holding my breath until the very end.
Each character in this series comes to life on the page and has the reader thinking about them long after they close the book. I loved all the emotions Rachelle goes through on her journey to discover the five seals. They are exactly what we go through in life. Fear, joy, love, anger.
I encourage the reader to read all of the books in the Circle first as it will open them up to all of the characters and the worlds the author has created. They each have profound messages.
The allegory aspects in this book will blow the reader away. They are crystal clear and will have you pumping your fist, YES!
I give Rise of the Mystics five brilliantly lit stars. This book will have you thinking about faith, Jesus, heaven, and much more! Let’s all find The Forgotten Way.
**Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for my honest review.