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Story the Way it was Meant to be Written
on September 13, 2011
The world is dead and yet they walk about ignorant of their death, unaware that what makes them human has been stripped from them, that real life has been Forbidden and emotion deemed too powerful to possess. Rom Sebastian has lived contentedly in this existence - content only because he can feel no differently. Rom's world changes when a wild man entrusts him with a vial of blood and a cryptic message on vellum. Rom ingests the Blood that brings new life - real life - and sets off on the journey prescribed by the message.
But with the indescribable power of Love rises the potential for hate, for greed, for ruthless ambition: so far as emotion can take man to soaring heights so too can it drag man to his deepest depths. Forbidden is a tale of discovery in a utopian future where man's capacity to truly feel nearly brought about ultimate destruction and was thus removed. Rom now holds the key to the resurrection of the world, a key that will place him in ultimate danger as those in power will do anything to prevent the breaking of Order. Sacrifices will be made; heroes will be created; friends will forge true friendships. And in the end, it will truly have begun.
Forbidden tugs at the heart and rends the soul, eliciting emotions of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, and even takes the reader to the brink of the greatest emotion of all: Love. It is a reminder that unlike the walking dead, stripped of all humanity, we must still retain some part of Life within us. Or perhaps it a warning that we too have been deceived, that our perception has brought our deception, and that the emotions we believe we feel, we experience bereft of their true power, intensity, and vibrancy. Perhaps we too should long for the Blood that sets us free.
Master Storytellers Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee have combined forces to weave a tale more breath-taking and mind-blowing than any you've ever read. Fans of Dekker will assuredly see his hand in pacing, plotting, and structure. Fans of Lee will definitely see her work in crafting the eloquence, lending it the literary and medieval mystique that solemnly sets the tone. Forbidden is a unique blend that results in a true collaboration - the molding and meshing of mind and Story to create a tale that is hauntingly beautiful and extravagantly intense.
The Books of Mortals begin the launch of a trilogy, an epic new saga. Dekker fans will undoubtedly hearken back to his infamous Books of History and the Circle Trilogy that began it all. Forbidden is the second coming of the Circle, a new mythos sure to enrapture, entertain, and engage on a whole new level. With rich layers of meaning wrapped around the core of an explosive plot penned with eloquence and precision, Forbidden is how Story is meant to be written.
Three thrillers. Two authors. One last chance for humanity. The Books of Mortals are the brainchild of two of this generation's master Storytellers. Dive deep, peel back the layers of your heart, and allow yourself to be moved by the raw power of Story. Prove that Life still lives within you, and live out that Story as you unleash the narrative of your soul.