Rise of the mystics

Ted Dekker, 1962-

eBook - 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 say 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 he...r. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness. In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle found the first three of those five seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden and the fate of both worlds hangs in their balance. As Rachelle Matthews sits deep in a dungeon, Vlad Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter's world is about to be turned inside out. The mystics say that there is no defense against the Fifth Seal--but finding it will cost Rachelle everything. So begins the final volume of high stakes in one girl's quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward. Ready? Set? Dream.

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Series
Dekker, Ted, 1962- Beyond the circle. bk. 2.
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Genres
Christian fiction
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Published
[United States] : Baker Publishing Group 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781493415076
1493415077
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Ted Dekker, 1962- (author)
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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

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.