Mystics, Seals, and Ted Dekker
Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.
They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.
When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle's sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality. Who is a simple blind girl to have such strange and fantastic dreams?
She's the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals--in both worlds--before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness.
So begins a two-volume saga of high stakes and a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.
It has been quite some time since I have picked up a Ted Dekker book. So, when I saw this new book, I thought I would give it a go. Well I did give it a go and it was two tries.
Going into this book, I knew it was going to be mystical but I was not prepared for how "out" there it was. After having recently finished watching OA on Netflix, my mind was a bit more open to this different twist on humanity and faith. Yet, this book was too much for me.
The first time I got about ten chapters in and put the book down. I came back to the book about a couple weeks later and decided to try it one more time. Ok, so it was a little better the second time but again not much more. For me the storyline was unbelievable. The latter half was better than the first half.
Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are all wrong.
Rachelle Matthews, who grew up in the small town of Eden, Utah, discovered just how wrong when she dreamed and awoke in another world. There she learned that she was the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness.
In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle found the first three of those five seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden and the fate of both worlds hangs in their balance.
As Rachelle Matthews sits deep in a dungeon, Vlad Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter's world is about to be turned inside out. The mystics say that there is no defense against the Fifth Seal--but finding it will cost Rachelle everything.
So begins the final volume of high stakes in one girl's quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.
I picked up this book before reading it or the first one. I just did because of the author's name. I thought the books would be good. However, after reading the first one, I really had no desire to want to read this book. To be honest, I could not take anymore of this storyline. As I stated previously that it was too unbelievable for me.
However, I am a little curious as to the continuation of this journey regarding Rachelle, Vlad, and Thomas. Does Rachelle succeed in retrieving all of the seals and stopping Vlad. I might one day go back and attempt to read this book if I am in the right head space.