I have read most of Ted Dekker's books and love them. I almost didn't get this one due to some of the negative reviews. I am so glad I didn't listen..Show More » and went with my heart. It is now one of my favorites! I can't wait for the next in the series!!!
Obviously, this is a continuation in the BoM series. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one. Ted sticks with his tried-and-true blood/life-c..Show More »orpse/death formula (goes back to his original trilogy) and it still works for me. On the critical side, I felt the writing was just a bit sloppy in places (although they were little things I would have expected an editor to pick up on, rather than the author). And I find Henry Leyva a bit of a disappointment as a narrator. He's both overly-precise and a bit mushy, if that's possible. And there were a number of noticeable mispronunciations (for example, the word "inauguration" is used extensively in both books and he just never gets it right). I prefer my narrators to either be a big plus (George Guidall, Will Patton or in the case of someone who has done several of Ted's other books...Tim Gregory), but I find Leyva to be a bit of a distraction. Still, enjoyed it tremendously, and will certainly be listening to the third in the series when it's available.
The darn thing goes on forever and never seems to end. Mr. Dekker threw the bible into a blender with a phlebotomy book and turned it on high, then po..Show More »ured it all out together in a dystopia world. It would make a good puzzle or study. Ex: "Wow that was an Interesting take on evil, first the demon shows, then the anti-Christ appears then suddenly the same evil becomes the savior of the world, that was out of left field!!!!" So if you want something that will throw you into theological orbit then this is the series for you.