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The Waters Turn Red | Posted April 15, 2010
In Red, we now find Thomas Hunter a commander of the Forest Guard. Known as Thomas the Hunter, he’s lived fifteen years in the world of his dreams. He’s a man with two lives – one in a surreal world and one on earth. As a commander, Thomas leads his troops in a war against the Horde – a terrifying tribe that lives in the desert. Thomas fights them off to protect the forest where he and his family reside.

In one of these battles, the Horde invades the Forest people with a massive army. They intend to destroy the forest and all who live in it. This time, Thomas is outnumbered and outmaneuvered. He has to find a way to stop the Horde before they reach the forest. Thomas is struck with an idea; maybe he’ll be able to find information from the other world and use it here.

Thomas dreams and wakes up on earth. He has to find something that will save him and the Forest people. He discovers that explosives can be made and used against the Horde in the other world. Thomas gets the info that he needs to make black powder and falls asleep again. When he wakes up in the other reality, he grabs his best warriors and gets straight to work. They search frantically for the ingredients and eventually find all of them.

Thomas gathers the ingredients and pounds them together. While this is happening, the Horde camps out near the border, preparing to strike the next day. Thomas knows this, and he intends to set off his explosives before they do. He readies the explosives near huge cliffs that are situated close to the Horde camp. Thomas is ready. He and his men set fire to the first row of explosives.

My Thoughts on Red:

With Red, the story continues on from Black. Compared with the first book, I think Red is better. The pages are filled with action, and the story is well conceived. In Black, the storyline had more explaining/describing in it. Because of this, I flew through Red faster than Black. There were a few parts in Red that completely surprised me (An “I was not expecting that!” moment). If I could say just one thing about this book, it would be that it flows nicely. Why? The reading is easy. If you like Black, then you’ll really like Red.

Ted Dekker is superb, and I’m impressed with his writing. His characters in both Black and Red are well developed and realistic. Reading Black and Red has left an impression on me, and I know that I will be reading more of his books.

If you like fantasy mixed with allegory, then you’ll enjoy the Circle series. Fans of Frank Peretti will also like these books. Be sure to read Black, Red, White, and Green in the Circle series!

Visit Ted Dekker’s website here: teddekker.com

~Grace Thorson

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EPIC!!!! | Posted June 25, 2012
IN the first book we had a guy struggle to find the true reality.In Red just when he thinks he's found it it comes back to haunt when he finds that what he knew is no longer. 

Ted Deckker delievers an excellent novel filled with action an interesting storyline and a grabbing writing style. A must read for any fiction fan.

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great book | Posted April 02, 2011
 red is such a well written book. one of the first books that got me hooked on ted dekker.

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Reddy | Posted July 20, 2010
I love this book!Its my favorite in the series.It really shows the link between present earth and future earth. Ted Dekker isan amazing writer and really shows it in this book.

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Wow! | Posted December 09, 2009
Wow! I really love the correlations between this book and the story of Jesus. I felt the emotions of the characters as I read...Dekker is a master storyteller who will definitely sweep you up in his stories!

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Red | Posted September 08, 2009
Wow this book is great. I bought the whole trilogy in one book and I never put it down. Red has an amazing turn of events where Justin is a symbol of Christ in so many ways. I especially love when Justin dies and how through his death you can receive life. There is no other way to really live free of the "Disease" you must drown in the pool. I am looking forward to reading all of Dekker's books the ones I have read so far have just been amazing. Well written well thought out plot good character development great imaginary and excellent ties to Christian beliefs.

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Even Better Than Black | Posted September 06, 2009
"Red" continues the fantastic Circle Trilogy. The vibe from "Red" is much different from "Black" and features more war and death. But the storyline is wonderful and it was amazing from beginning to end! Great job Dekker!

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Truly Spectacular | Posted August 08, 2009
After reading Black, I had incredibly high expectations for this book. It definitley exceeded my expectations. This book is very emotional and thought provoking. Ted Dekker put a great message in this book that I think we all can learn from. This is a seriees that everybody should read atleast once.

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Red | Posted April 08, 2008
This is a great book. It is the middle of the circle trilogy. It gets into the story with characters you already know without breaking your heart by ending it. It goes deeper than Black and takes you farther than you might be able to get out of. The only way through is to finish, but you will find that it is not that easy to just let it go at the end of the trilogy. It is a wonderful book and well worth reading after Black.

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