Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chosen Review

Author: Ted Dekker
The land of the Forest Dwellers has been decimated by the Horde under the watchful eye of the vilest of all creatures, Teelah. Thomas Hunter, supreme commander of the Forest Guard, is forced to lower the recruitment age from 18 to 16. From among thousands, four new recruits are chosen to lead- and perhaps die- for the greater good.

The chosen four are sent on a quest to prove their character, but their mission takes a dramatic turn when they are intercepted, sworn to secrecy, and redirected to a different endgame. Now they must find the seven lost Books of History. Books that have power over the past, present, and future. Books whose words are alive. Books sought by the Dark One that controls not only the destiny of their world . . . but that of ours as well.
-Summary from the back of Chosen
Characters: Excellent! These characters are well-done and interesting, with the good characters good but not perfect, and the bad guys being chillingly evil, for the most part. I also enjoyed seeing some of my favorite characters from Black, including Gabil and Thomas Hunter.

Location: Very good! There’s enough description that you get a fairly clear picture of the locations, but not so much as to overwhelm you. However, I did get a little confused in one or two spots.

Plot: Excellent! The plot is exciting and action-packed, with enough twists to keep you on your toes the whole time!

Other: This book is definitely one of my favorites! Although Wayne Thomas Batson remains my favorite author, Ted Dekker is almost, if not just as, good! I would definitely recommend reading this book!

Overall Rating: 4/5

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