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Rise of the mystics / Ted Dekker.
ISBN:
9780800729790

9780800735043
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]

©2018
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398 pages ; 24 cm.
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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.

Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter; others say the gateway is only the stuff of dreams. They are all wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, Rachelle Matthews dreamed and awoke in another world. She was the 49th Mystic, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. She found the first three, but two seals remain hidden. And now Rachelle is in a dungeon. Vlad Smith intends to destroy her world. And the end is rushing forward.... -- adapted from jacket.
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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 49 th 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.

Ready? Set?

Dream.


Author Notes

The son of missionaries, Ted Dekker grew up in the jungles of Indonesia. He returned to the United States to attend Evangel College, graduating with a religion and philosophy major. After several years in corporate marketing, he began writing books like Heaven's Wager. Ted and his wife live in the mountains of Colorado with their four children.

(Publisher Provided) Ted Dekker was born on October 24, 1962. After receiving a bachelor's degree from Evangel University, he entered the corporate world. After numerous successful years, he traded corporate life for a wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing. Eventually he decided to try his hand at writing. He writes spiritual thrillers, mainstream novels, and fantasy thrillers that metaphorically explore faith. His works include Black; Red; White; Thr3e; Blink; Showdown; Saint; Skin; Heaven's Wager; Obsessed; When Heaven Weeps; Thunder of Heaven; and A Martyr's Song. He also wrote The Slumber of Christianity, a non-fiction work about misplaced values in the post-modern church.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Dekker completes the saga begun in The 49th Mystic in this fast-moving spiritual adventure. Rachelle Matthews is on a mission to find five seals of truth in two different dimensions (present and future Earth) before Vlad Smith, aka Shadow Man, can destroy the world. The battle between Rachelle and Vlad continues, with Vlad doing all in his power to prevent Rachelle from finding the final two seals. After Vlad kills Rachelle's father, frames her for a church bombing, and has her mind erased, he is confident his victory is assured. But Rachelle has forces working on her behalf: in the present, scientist Steve Collinsworth helps her escape, reclaim her memories, and utilize her exceptional psychic and physical powers. In the future, mystic Talya guides Rachelle on her journey. Thomas Hunter (from Dekker's Circle series) also travels between dimensions to assist Rachelle in her quest. Despite Vlad's efforts, light will conquer darkness and the Shadow Man will vanish. Though the allegorical story is powerful and thought-provoking, the portrayal of God as love without judgment and an afterlife in which all believers reach heaven regardless of past evil deeds may not sit well with all readers. (Nov.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.