Four hundred eighty years have passed since civilization’s brush with extinction. Perfect order reigns. Humanity’s greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no disease, no malice, no hate, no war. There is only peace.
Until the day when one man discovers the truth: Every single soul walking the earth is actually dead. The human heart has been stripped of all that makes it human. Now only he is alive and only he has the knowledge that can once again awaken humanity.
But the way is treacherous and the cost is staggering. For, indeed, in that day life itself is…Forbidden.
It’s not quite time for a review yet but if you haven’t put this one on your “must buy” list you should do so right now!
Imagine a world, our world, nearly 500 years in the future. Imagine a world, our world, where its inhabitants are dead and don’t know it. No, this isn’t a zombie novel but rather a tale of depth and passion about a world that has lost its capacity to feel. Geneticists managed to eliminate all the emotions blamed for the Chaos that brought the near destruction of the human race leaving in their place just one – Fear. Now a world ruled by dread, the Order, and a fanatical devotion to its Monarch is about to discover the power of the blood running through the veins of a small band of unlikely heroes. The effects of their blood is temporary but there is one, a boy who will become king who promises to awake the world from its deathly slumber.
Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee have teamed up to not just write a story but to create a story world beyond comparison. Seldom does a story so grip me that I can’t help but read and re-read passages. Here is just a taste of what you will find in Forbidden.
It made no sense … The only sense Rom knew was pain. “Keep your words. This pain is no life.”
“You only feel plain because you’re alive, boy!” the keeper thundered. “This is the mystery of it. Life is lived on the ragged edge of that cliff. Fall off and you might die, but run from it and you are already dead.”
Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee will be available in September 2011.
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