Look what arrived in the mail yesterday!
Last week I received an email from Paperback Swap – the email was titled “Your Wish Has Been Granted”. My “Wish List” on Paperback Swap isn’t very long. I think I have about 8 or 9 books on it. I haven’t updated my “Wish List” lately either, so the books I have listed are ones I have requested over a year ago. (Yes, you have to be patient when using PBS.) To receive this email, about a book I’ve been waiting to become available for over a year, was exciting news. I quickly clicked on the email to see which book I was going to receive. I was not disappointed when I read it was the trilogy series by Ted Dekker called “The Circle Trilogy”. The Circle Trilogy includes three books: Black, Red, and White.
Since I am still reading the two books I began in March, I won’t be adding this book to my reading list for this month. I will probably add it to my reading list for June or July. There are still a few books ahead of this one that I want to read first. And since the Trilogy includes three separate titles, it’ll most likely be the only book on my reading list when I do get to it.
From an interview with Ted Dekker (full interview can be read HERE):
Faithful Reader: Of all the many possibilities, what is the single most important concept you would like readers to take away from the Circle trilogy?
Ted Dekker: The Great Romance. We were created for intimate fellowship with our creator. In the end he will go to great extremes to woo us back into that relationship.
Sidenote: After searching the internet for the below quotes, I discovered there’s a FOURTH book in the series titled “Green” which is actually a prequel to the series. Great (sigh), now I need to add this title to my PBS Wish List. This is one reason I try to avoid books that are in a series…but I’ll post about that rant later. 😉
“Not only is it a gripping thriller and convincing fantasy; it is an awesome story that revolves around the powerful theme of redemption.” – Brianna da Silva
“The story is riveting, very cinematic in the writing and pacing, and very well written.” – James Case
“I just finished reading The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker for the second time. Why have I read it twice? Because it’s just that good.” – Average Joe American
Anyone else out there a Ted Dekker fan?