When Ted Dekker took us into the life of Rachelle Mathews we did not understand half of what was going on. Why did they live in this compound? Why all the rules? Why were things strange? Who was Vlad? Was he good or was he bad? So many questions!
But as the grid was knocked out and truth was revealed, everything changed.
In the Rise of the Mystics Rachelle continues to go back and forth between our world and “New Earth” – trying to keep herself, the 49th Mystic, alive. Vlad continues to challenge every step of her journey and her understanding of truth.
Once again, Dekker takes us so deep into this alternate reality that it feels real. The characters are your friends and you want to help fight to keep them alive and dreaming!
The truths that Rachelle must grasp to save both worlds are truths that you and I wrestle with in our own lives. Truths of who God is, who we are, and who God is in us. As we go on this journey with Rachelle so many truths are reiterated, truths we know but forget. Truths we need to have as our own foundation.
Ted Dekker is a family favorite – there is not a book he has written we have not read. We highly recommend him to everyone who has a passion for books! He will take you on a journey into his brilliant mind and teach you more about yourself.
NOTE: I received a copy of The Rise of the Mystics in exchange for an honest review.
About The Rise of the Mystics
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 is 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 49th 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 the balance.
As Rachelle sits deep in a dungeon, Vlad Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter’s world is about to be turned inside out.
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.