Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love. But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed at terrible risk.
The first book in a thrilling series set in a desolate future, Forbidden begins a journey that continues with Mortal and will conclude with Soverign. From the combined pens of master storytellers Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee, this tale of passionate love and dark desires peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the journey.
- Dekker Has Done It Again!
I really didn't know what to expect when I started listening to Forbidden. It follows on the heals of the Circle Series in the fantasy other world of Black, Red, White and Green. Now that I am listening to Green, I wish I would have listened to it prior to Forbidden. Excellent character development as always, with a tantalizing plot of suspense.
Warning "SPOILERS": Do not read anymore of this review if you are thinking of reading this book. The following will most definitely ruin some of the story's suspense. My only real draw back from offering this 5 stars is that the story seems to have taken a wrong turn in calling for the sacrifice of the would be queen. It seemed more like human sacrifice than redemption. It just kind of rubbed me the wrong way.