Rise of the mystics

Ted Dekker, 1962-

Book - 2018

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 was the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. I...f Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness.

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Series
Dekker, Ted, 1962- Beyond the circle ; bk. 2.
Subjects
Genres
Religious fiction
Christian fiction
Published
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
398 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780800729790
080072979X
Main Author
Ted Dekker, 1962- (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Dekker completes the saga begun in The 49th Mystic in this fast-moving spiritual adventure. Rachelle Matthews is on a mission to find five seals of truth in two different dimensions (present and future Earth) before Vlad Smith, aka Shadow Man, can destroy the world. The battle between Rachelle and Vlad continues, with Vlad doing all in his power to prevent Rachelle from finding the final two seals. After Vlad kills Rachelle's father, frames her for a church bombing, and has her mind erased, he is confident his victory is assured. But Rachelle has forces working on her behalf: in the present, scientist Steve Collinsworth helps her escape, reclaim her memories, and utilize her exceptional psychic and physical powers. In the future, mystic Talya guides Rachelle on her journey. Thomas Hunter (from Dekker's Circle series) also travels between dimensions to assist Rachelle in her quest. Despite Vlad's efforts, light will conquer darkness and the Shadow Man will vanish. Though the allegorical story is powerful and thought-provoking, the portrayal of God as love without judgment and an afterlife in which all believers reach heaven regardless of past evil deeds may not sit well with all readers. (Nov.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Rachelle Matthews struggles to escape imprisonment to continue her search for the remaining seals, including one that the mystics believe will cost her everything. By a New York Times best-selling author of The 49th Mystic.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Humanity is days from falling into darkness forever and only one girl can bring it back from the brink, but first she must find the Five Seals of Truth, a quest she was born to undertake.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Master of suspense Ted Dekker returns with Rise of the Mystics, the powerhouse conclusion to the sweeping, two-novel quest that began with The 49th Mystic. Humanity is days from falling into darkness forever and only one girl can bring it back from the brink. But first she must find the Five Seals of Truth, a quest she was born to undertake, or die trying.