Green by Ted Dekker

GreenI’m not exactly sure where to begin with my thoughts on Ted Dekker’sGreen.  

Greenis the continuation of his series of books Black, Red& White.

If you’ve never read any of Dekker’s books he has an amazing imagination. Almost a modern day Tolkien or C.S. Lewis. Imagination so out there it can be difficult to wrap your mind around it at times.

In Green, Thomas Hunter and the rest of the albinos (those who have drown in Elyon’s lakes) wait restlessly for Elyon’s return while hiding and sometimes suffering losses from the Horde (those who refuse to drown in Elyon’s lakes). As Thomas’s own son takes circumstances into his own hands life as they know it changes.

Dekker prefaces the book with a foreward that this book can either be the ending or the beginning. As he wraps it up the book truly does make a circle of the series of books which for me was the biggest disappointment with the book.  I guess I prefer books that have a true ending with closure of some sort.

I immensely enjoyed many of Dekker’s earlier books like Blessed Child, A Man Called Blessed, Three, and Blink.  For me personally though Green as well as the other three in this series were a bit deep. On the one hand I did enjoy them, but sometimes I felt the story was so deep I had to go back to remember aspects and characters. At times I felt like I had read something similar in one of the other books.

If you like almost a science fiction alternate realities type of story you will enjoy Green as well as Black, Red, & White.

Green was provided to me by Thomas Nelson to review. I received no compensation other than the complimentary book for the review.