For the first time in a thousand years, a ship sails to Obann from a forgotten land across the western sea, awakening an ancient terror. Will there be more ships? And will they come in peace or war?
But was, civil war, has already begun. The usurpers in the city have sent out an army to crush King Ryons' loyal subjects in the east, while turning to crime to secure their hold on the city.
And across the mountains, as Lord Orth preaches God's Word among the Heathen, a young man in a snowstorm has a vision...
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A world's future lies buried in its distant past. Barbarian armies swarm across the mountains, driven by a terrifying vision of a merciless war god on earth. While a nation rallies its defenses, a boy and a girl must find the holy writings that have been concealed for 2,000 years; and the man who was sent to kill them must now protect them at all costs.
For the bell on Bell Mountain has been rung, and God has heard-and He has loosed His spirit on the nations of a world that has forgotten Him.
While Jack and Ellayne search for that which has been so long hidden, armies clash, men's hearts change for good or evil, prophets speak, and miracles abound... and from the shadows of slavery emerges Obann's ancient line of kings.
In this sequel to Bell Mountain, see what the ringing of the legendary bell has unleashed upon a changing world.
Clergymen and outlaws, Heathen and believers, warriors and children-all now must struggle to survive. What was feared to be the ending of the world might prove to be the beginning of a new one.
The Thunder King's vast army encamps against the city, a ring of fire and steel. But treason brews inside the city walls...
The tiny army of the Lord is on the march against the undefeated horde, in bold obedience to a divine command; but the boy king, Ryons, marches all alone across an empty land. The Lost Book of Scripture have been found, but they may be lost again before the human race can read them. And Jack and Ellayne have been captured by the Heathen.
Prophets rise up in unexpected places, unlikely men and women perform deeds of desperate courage, and fantastic monsters stalk the night -- while the Thunder King stretches forth his hand to seize the world.
The Great Temple lies in ruins, but another Temple has arisen in the East. And the heroes of Bell Mountain, Jack, Ellayne, and Martis, captured by the Heathen Griffs, are to be brought before the Thunder King.
What is the secret of the man behind the Thunder King's golden mask? Who is the girl from an unknown northern island, swept all the way down to Obann by a storm? What will be the fate of the new nation being born in the foothills of Bell Mountain?
Who will survive God's shaking of the world?
For the shaking of the kingdoms continues unabated...
Queen Gurun and the boy who doubles for King Ryons; Jack, kidnapped from his home and forced to serve the traitors plotting against the rightful king; and a new lord of Obann's Temple, bearing a weapon with unthinkable powers of destruction... All are converging on the Palace.
For the first time in two thousand years, Obann will have a Coronation Day, and a king will wear his crown. But it is not the plotters' intention that he shall wear it for long.
Ted Dekker’s bestselling and most beloved series—together in one volume.
It's the story of a man named Thomas Hunter, an unlikely hero who finds himself pulled between two worlds. In our reality, he works in a coffee house. In the other, he becomes a battle-scarred general leading a band of followers known as the Circle. Every time he falls asleep in one reality, he wakes in the other. The fate of both worlds now rests on his ability to shift realities through his dreams—and somehow, find a way to change history.
Four novels. Two Worlds. One Story.
Praise for the Circle series:
“Put simply: it’s a brilliant, dangerous idea. And we need more dangerous ideas . . . Dekker’s trilogy is a mythical epic, with a vast, predetermined plot and a scope of staggering proportions . . . Black is one of those books that will make you thankful that you know how to read. If you love a good story, and don’t mind suspending a little healthy disbelief, Black will keep you utterly enthralled from beginning to . . . well, cliffhanger. Red can’t get here fast enough.” —FuseMagazine.net
“As a producer of movies filled with incredible worlds and heroic characters, I have high standards for the fiction I read. Ted Dekker’s novels deliver big with mind-blowing, plot-twisting page-turners. Fair warning—this trilogy will draw you in at a breakneck pace and never let up. Cancel all plans before you start because you won’t be able to stop once you enter Black.” —RALPH WINTER, Producer—X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Planet of the Apes, Executive Producer—StarTrek V: Final Frontier
“Black has to be the read of the year! A powerful, thought-provoking, edge-of-your-seat thriller of epic proportions that offers great depth and insight into the forces around us.” —JOE GOODMAN, film producer, Namesake Entertainment
The new First Prester, Lord Orth, a man of peace, is called to lead a savage nation in a war for freedom and survival—and to deliver God’s word to Heathen peoples who have never known it.
At the top of Golden Pass, wealth beyond calculation lies waiting for whoever can take it. Will it be the king’s man, Baron Roshay Bault, or an unscrupulous lord with a renegade army behind him?
Confronted by perils they can barely understand, with no safe choices set before them, the heroes of Obann must risk their lives on the glass bridge that can only be crossed by faith.