When a stranger named Marsuvees Black appears in Paradise, he brings with him a message of hope and love. Or is it death and hate? Black seems to know too much about the town's many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. It quickly becomes apparent that Paradise is being isolated for a reason.When a stranger named Marsuvees Black appears in Paradise, he brings with him a message of hope and love. Or is it death and hate? Black seems to know too much about the town's many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. It quickly becomes apparent that Paradise is being isolated for a reason.Read Less
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This is a GREAT book. I could not put this book down and then let many of my friends borrow this book. I Am planning on reading the rest of the set. The book grabs you from the first sentence and never lets go. Join the people in "Paradise" and try to see how things look to them. Enjoy the book and I am 100% sure that you will!!!!
May 8, 2009
This is a great book. you will not want to put it down and get ready because as soon as you read it you will want to read the rest of the books that go along with it (black, red, white, saint, sinner, chaos, renegade, infidel,and chosen). All of the books go together to make a great story that you will not want to put down. And soon to include green, elyon and lunatic to be out at end of 2009.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-10-24 Dekker's readers will recognize many of his mainstays: mysterious forces causing havoc, characters who may or may not be what they seem and open, faith-based questions about the very nature of reality. In this page-turner, the residents of Paradise, Colo. (a one-saloon town in the mountains), encounter Marsuvees Black, a purported preacher who claims God sent him to bring "grace and hope" to their town. Meanwhile, at a nearby nondenominational Christian monastery, monks fret over a rebellion among the gifted children in their care. Dekker (Thr3e; Blink) impressively paces the novel, maximizing suspense and intrigue by solving the novel's myriad mysteries at the exact point readers will likely be guessing at them. For example, it will dawn on readers by the middle of the story that a certain type of connection must exist between the monastery and the town. Dekker rewards that discovery by explaining the connection, but still leaves enough questions open to keep readers sleuthing to the end. While there are gory scenes and small problems with the story (especially the implausible, unethical circumstances under which the students at the monastery have been procured and studied), Dekker delivers his signature exploration of good and evil in the context of a genuine thriller that could further enlarge his already sizable audience. (Feb. 10) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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