Review: Black (The Circle #1) by Ted Dekker

Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1)Black: The Birth of Evil by Ted Dekker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What is a dream? What is the reality? Reality is a waking dream… or is it? For Thomas Hunter, distinguishing the two is difficult. In one, he is in Denver and has a sister, and there is a deadly virus that could wipe out the whole Earth’s population. In the other, there is a beautiful girl, a colored forest, and the presence of Elyon – and a sinister entity named Telah…

But which is real? Or could both be real? Could it be two worlds? And could they be connected somehow?

The plot thickens when in one he finds out that all he holds dear in both worlds is in jeopardy. However, he thinks he may be able to change events in one from things he finds out in the other. Will he be successful? Or will one or both come to an abrupt end?

This is the first book in The Circle series. A friend gave it to me two years ago for my birthday and I enjoyed it so much! (Obviously, I am behind in writing reviews; though technically, I wrote the review last year and forgot to post it… oops. 😅) The writing style was great. Thomas is very entertaining. And the dream // world switching was done nearly flawlessly. I really felt the urgency that the character had, and I appreciated the detail that Dekker gave to the Colored Forest and the Black Forest. I also saw a bit of symbolism in the Colored Forest from the Garden Of Eden, which made me enjoy it all the more!

I loved this book so much that when my parents asked me to pick out a book for Christmas, I asked for the next in this series, Red! It’s been sitting on my to-read shelf for the past six months, and I’m looking forward to reading it. My friends keep saying that it was better than Black. 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Review: Black (The Circle #1) by Ted Dekker

  1. My kids and I read Ted Dekker’s “The Lost Book Series”. There are five books, and it sounds like there is some crossover from the book you described above. It was EXCELLENT! Each time I finished one book, I wanted to read the next one. Fortunately for us, our church library had bought the series!

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    • How exciting that the author wrote a crossover series! 😀 I just Googled it; it is so clever that the first six letters of the six books’ titles spell “Circle.” XD I think I know what series I’ll want to read after the Circle Series now. 🙂 Also, Ted Dekker is coming out with another series, “Beyond The Circle” which seems to be another crossover. 😀

      How neat that your church library bought the series! 😀

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