From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
by Ted Dekker
*Please note that this review contains spoilers for previous books in
Billos has disappeared and Darsal is determined to find him… no matter
what the cost. Darsal isn’t alone, however, as Karas is determined to
follow her, even into the depths where the dreaded Alucard dwells.
Billos finds himself in a strange world called Paradise where he will
face a test harder than any Thomas Hunter has ever given him. Will
Billos betray them all for power? Will Billos be a RENEGADE?
Wow! The third adventure in Ted Dekker’s Lost Books series is perhaps
the best one yet. While previous books have focused more on Johnis, RENEGADE is mainly about Billos.
Readers unfamiliar with the overall series are provided a brief
synopsis at the beginning but frankly this is a story best appreciated
in the context of the series as a whole. In fact, readers familiar with
some of Ted Dekker’s other works will note the appearances of other
settings and characters as the author weaves this young adult tale in
with several of his other adult series.
The themes of RENEGADE are
powerfully presented in the guise of a fantasy tale. The mystery of the
Great Romance is slowly being revealed to each of our characters as
they learn the strengths and the pitfalls of love, especially the love
of a Creator for His children. Ted Dekker also weaves in some themes of
modern day issues, such as the dangers of becoming addicted to
computers and the virtual worlds we see through them. Bravo to Ted
Dekker for such a fascinating story!
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 2008)
Other Books In Series:
The Lost Books series
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews