From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
(The Lost Books, Book 2)
by Ted Dekker
A world exists where Forest Dwellers and the Horde battle one another.
Bathing is a nathema to the Horde, who follow the Dark Priest and his
minions. Four teenagers have been selected to join the Forest Guard-
Johnis, Silvie, Darsal, and Billos- but their battle is only just
Johnis, Silvie, Darsal, and Billos should be savoring their survival
from the Horde but instead Johnis is worrying about his mother. Does
the ring signify his mother is still alive and now one of the Scabs?
Against all logic, reasoning, and advice, Johnis sets off to rescue his
mother. Will he jeopardize everything, including their quest for The
INFIDEL is the second book in this fascinating young adult fantasy
series. Readers will best appreciate the storyline after reading the
first book, CHOSEN, as the relationships and the quest for the books
are part of the ongoing threads in the series. Fans of Ted Dekker’s
Circle Trilogy will note the parallels to that series as well although
it is not necessary to read it to enjoy INFIDEL.
I have to admit that Johnis irritated me on quite a few occasions in
INFIDEL. In fact, I was starting to wonder if perhaps the beauty of the
series was being lost… and then we meet Karas. The story of this one
Horde girl is both touching and thought provoking. By the conclusion of
INFIDEL, I was more than convinced of both the brilliance of Ted Dekker
as an author and of the beauty of the Christian themes woven into the
tale. Through the storyline’s twists, we see the power of love, both in
its ability to weaken and its ability to strengthen. Sheer genius!
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 2008)
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The Lost Books series
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