The Books of Mortals

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079 ratings

Forbidden Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.

But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.

Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.

©2011 Ted Dekker (P)2011 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Forbidden

    • By: Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 523
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 468

    New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future. Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss out on a great book!

    • By Donna Stieglitz on 10-29-11

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 2

    • Mortal

    • The Books of Mortals, Book 2
    • By: Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity. Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood - the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Solid Hit for Dekker & Lee

    • By C. Brown on 06-24-12

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 3

    • Sovereign

    • The Book of Mortals, Book 3
    • By: Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Nine years after Rom Sebastian was thrust into the most unlikely of circumstances as hero and bearer of an unimaginable secret, the alliance of his followers is in disarray. An epic battle with The Order has left them scattered and deeply divided both in strategy and resolve in their struggle to become truly alive and free. Only 49 truly alive followers remain loyal to Rom. This meager band must fight for survival as The Order is focused on their total annihilation. Misunderstood and despised, their journey will be one of desperation against a new, more intensely evil Order.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unsatisfying ending to the trilogy

    • By Robert Jones on 06-30-18

    Regular price: $22.80