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Green: Book Zero: The Beginning and the End (Circle 0) [Kindle Edition]

Ted Dekker
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews)

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Book Description

AS FORETOLD BY ANCIENT PROPHETS, an apocalypse destroyed Earth during the twenty-first century. But two thousand years later Elyon set upon the earth a new Adam. This time, however, He gave humanity an advantage. What was once unseen became seen. It was good and it was called...Green.

But the evil Teeleh bided his time in a Black Forest.

Then, when least expected, a twenty-four year old named Thomas Hunter fell asleep in our world and woke up in that future Black Forest. A gateway was opened for Teeleh to ravage the land. Devastated by the ruin, Thomas Hunter and his Circle swore to fight the dark scourge until their dying breath.

But now The Circle has lost hope. Samuel, Thomas Hunter's cherished son, has turned his back on his father. He gathers the dark forces to wage a final war. Thomas is crushed and desperately seeks a way back to our reality to find the one elusive hope that could save them all.

Enter an apocalyptic story like none you have read. A story with links to our own history so shocking that you will forget you are in another world at all. Welcome to GREEN. Book Zero.


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About the Author

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,!/teddekker

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Tim Gregory's deft reading style and natural storytelling ability add drama, suspense, and a chilling sense of danger to his portrayal of young Thomas Hunter, in what is called a "prequel-sequel" to the series. It begins when Hunter falls asleep in 2010 and awakens two thousand years later in the Black Forest. The world he knew has been replaced by a new earth and a new Adam to offer humanity a second chance. Unlike Hunter's old world, this world's evil powers and dominions are visible. Despite Gregory's excellent delivery, the production's success as a "prequel-sequel" never comes off as lots of dull information is included for those unfamiliar with the series. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

Product Details

  • File Size: 608 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,788 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good not Great September 5, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I first became a fan of Dekker's after I read "Three". Since then, I have read most of everything that he has written. My favorite, by far, are the original circle trilogy novels. As a pastor, I have recommended them to many new converts, as I believe they express the heart of God; not to mention, they are extremely well written.

However, regarding this new novel, I came away disappointed. First, I have not read the "Lost" series. Dekker refers to these books significantly and in fact, some of the characters of these books play a significant role in Green. So, many times I felt lost not completely understanding prior character development.

Second, I have read "Showdown", "Saint", and "Sinner", and did not care for them at all. If you have not read these books, you will be lost, since they play a highly significant role in the novel.

Third, Dekker has developed a fascination with vampires in this book, which I believe takes away from the original story. It appears to me that Dekker is trying to "cash-in" on popular culture's current fascination with these types of stories.

Fourth, the main character of "Thomas" disappears in the book --meaning Thomas finds himself in a "predicament" and Dekker does not mention him for several chapters. This happens as well, with "Monique" and "Kara". Dekker reintroduces them in this book, but they play a very minor role as opposed to the earlier trilogy.

On a positive note, overall this is a well-written book, and the plot moves along well. I would have liked a better resolution, but I understand why he did what he did, so that the "circle" story would continue.

If you liked the original trilogy you will like this book, but if your are like me, the original books are much better. To give Dekker the benefit of the doubt, maybe I expected too much from this book due to the greatness previous three.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Round and Round We Go August 29, 2009
Ted Dekker's latest fantasy thriller, Green, is referred to as "The Beginning and the End." It's been over 5 years since fans first answered the call to "Dive Deep" into an alternate reality where the spiritual has been made clear and evil is as plain as the scabs on your skin.

Fans of Dekker's work are surely familiar with the question "How does this tie in to the rest of his books?" Over the past 5 years, more novels than not have been intertwined into this bigger story called the "Books of History Chronicles". The Circle Series, Lost Books, and Paradise Novels tell the story of humanity through the lens of extraordinary books that have the power to create history. In essence, "The Word is made Flesh". With The Books of History Chronicles now including upwards of 15 novels, the larger story has surpassed epic status. Thousands of Ted's avid readers have been swept into his writing through one of these books. This makes Green his most anticipated novel to date.

Green finds the Circle in a desperate place, 10 years since their Savior has last been seen. Many within Elyon's band of rebels have begun to doubt their core beliefs and practices. How do you love and follow a God that seems distant? Is He truly in control when your world seems in chaos? Dekker poses these age old questions in a fresh light by examining them through the eyes of the Circle.

Amidst such deep theological questions, there is still fun to be had. A fast-placed plot full of betrayal, reality-hopping, battles, and hand-to-hand combat serve as the backdrop for the bigger themes of the story. Dekker knows how to balance thought-provoking concepts with non-stop action. After over 2 dozen novels, Ted has it down to an art, and it shows in this latest adventure.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At Times Brilliant August 26, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It has been ten years since the events of White. A lot has changed. The Circle no longer fights the Horde, but flees from them. They have faithfully followed Elyon's command to love regardless of personal cost. However, numerous deaths and hearts weary from flight have led The Circle to begin to fracture. Divisions from within concerning doctrine, has caused many to waver in their faith in Elyon. How long can they continue to endure the constant pressure from inside and outside The Circle?

When they believe things are at their worst, it's just the beginning. An evil like they have never imagined is working its way from the past into the future. With seduction and deception, it takes even the heart of Thomas' rebellious son, Samuel. Can Thomas save his son? Will Elyon rescue The Circle?

I always wondered why Black had a green cover. Never made sense to me until I learned there would be another book added to The Circle series. So while I was a bit skeptical of adding to an already wonderful, complete story, I took some comfort in knowing this was most likely planned before the success of the original three. However, I doubted that the magic of The Circle books could be recaptured again.

There are parts of Green that are reminiscent of the original three books. It takes us to the depths of Elyon's waters and allows us to once again bask in the knowledge of the God we serve. It opens our hearts to raw truths and lifts our spirits in anticipation of a time yet to come. Green at moments was powerful and gripping, intense and passionate. At other moments, it was boring. Not a word often used to describe a Dekker book. However, there were parts that I literally had to push through to get to the next section that moved the story along.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Bible+Lord of the Rings+Time Traveler's Wife+Twilight=Stupid
Published 1 day ago by Molly Gilberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
If you haven't read these you are missing a great Allegorical series try to figure out where in the Bible he uses...........................
Published 24 days ago by Bryan Carson
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling read
Had a tough time putting it down! It was a real page turner. I look forward to the next book!
Published 1 month ago by Tobin
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Absolutely amazing christian fiction series. A must read. Red, black, white, and Green...Ted Dekker doesn't disappoint. Check out his other suspense novels too
Published 1 month ago by stitchfabric
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of my favorite Ted Dekker series
Awesome! Once again Ted Dekker does an amazing job with his creativity in Christian writing! It was a real page turner!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars circle game
Followed the series through. Green does form the circle as it brings the reader back to book one, Black. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Artie
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave it a one because I can't give zero. Actually would like to go...
I am half way through reading this book. I am so disgusted with it I came on to see what the other readers thought of it. It appears this book gets no better as it goes on. Read more
Published 3 months ago by ChristianReader
1.0 out of 5 stars doesnt make any sense
lots of names and convouted back story. i made it 5% through the boo and have no idea what its on about. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jason Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
It is a great series. Make sure to start at the beginning and read all four books. So good and entertaining.
Published 3 months ago by chinook
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!!
The circle series comes full circle with this one! Just like all of Dekker's works be prepared to read it cover to cover nonstop because you are not going to want to put it down.
Published 3 months ago by TonyH
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Questions from Readers for Ted Dekker

I was excited to see that BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS was a discounted download last week one day, I think it was $2.99. I had recieved a message on FB that I read on my phone about it. When I went to purchase the book a few hours later, once I was at a...
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Hi Amy, thanks for your question. I've passed it along to my publisher. Right now, all publishers are experimenting with ebook pricing and promotions. It's still very new so everyone is learning together. This kind of feedback is exactly what they need to decide how often to do specials and for how long. You'll start seeing more of my books being offered as ebook specials. I promise.

Ted Dekker answered Oct 31, 2011

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Which is first?
Start with Black. Green doesn't work as a beginning at all.
Mar 8, 2011 by spiral_mind |  See all 3 posts
For you Kindle owners....
I'm sure it's just a glitch in the database and they will be linked shortly. A lot of this stuff is automated. If you send an email to Kindle support they might be able to fix it.
Sep 5, 2009 by Anastasia Krupnik |  See all 3 posts
Received my copy already--anyone else?
Yep,mine came in this afternoon,
I'm so excited!!
Aug 18, 2009 by SugarSpider |  See all 3 posts
This book is going to be the best of Ted Dekker yet!
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy to review. Let me just say you will not be disappointed with Green. Great stuff.
Aug 12, 2009 by Matthew Robbins |  See all 2 posts
I know, i just finished all of The Books of History Chronicles(The Circle, Paradise Novels, and The Lost Books). And it was awesome but, ya i miss him too. I like that it's a prequel to Black and sequel to White. O I can't Wait.
May 31, 2009 by David Gates |  See all 11 posts
Green is going to be good! Be the first to reply
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