Saturday, December 31, 2011

“We made the right choice, Silvie.” But his voice was filled with doubt. “We’re here to find the seven books before the Dark One does. We’ll do that or die trying.”

Book: Chaos by Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2008
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys 15+
Subjects: Destiny, Leadership, Faithfulness, Love, Betrayal, Sacrifice
Summary: There’s in the histories now. It’s not just a simulation. They’ve truly gone back a thousands of years ago. And they’re all separated. Johnis and Silvie are together, but they have no idea where Kara or Darsal is. Kara and Darsal have been in this world for years already and it, as well as the loss of Billos has changed them. Johnis and Silvie have to find a way to regain control of their renegade emotions and figure out how to survive in this strange new world, but not only survive. They’ve got to find the other two and the books of history and get back home before evil takes over their entire land.
Notes: This is the fourth in the companion series to the Circle series. These books take place within a certain part of the Circle series with some of the same characters and settings but with different main characters and their story and adventures. The series has beautiful allegorical elements, but also a lot of violence. In some places it gets perhaps a bit too descriptive for younger readers. In this book Johnis and Sylvie face the challenge of making good choices when their emotions are out of control. Darsal has to wrestle with a God who doesn’t give her everything she wants. Elyon allowed Billos to make his choice and allowed Darsal to make hers. Then He allowed them to face the natural consequences of those choices. But she is angry and is turning away from Elyon because she doesn’t like the consequence of their choices. It’s a story of how to respond to God when hard times come.
Recommendation Scale: 4.5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 1:21 – For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools


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