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Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide.

Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head...and his world goes black.

From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world-a world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. Then he remembers the dream of the chase as he reaches to touch the blood on his head.

Where does the dream end and reality begin? Every time he falls asleep in one world, he awakes in the other-both facing catastrophic disaster. Thomas is being pushed beyond his limits...even beyond the limits of space and time.

Black is an incredible story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, pursuit and death, and a terrorist's threat unlike anything the human race has ever known.

Some say the world hangs in the balance of every choice we make. Now the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance of one man's choice.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : WestBow Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9780849917905
Characteristics: 408 p. ; 24 cm.


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May 15, 2018

I enjoyed this book. It was very repetitive on some topics but overall, I liked it. It really leaves you hanging at the end. Really interesting topic and definitely some brilliant twists. Worth the read.

sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
This was long one of my favorite books/series. The comment that has been made by others holds here: it's like Narnia for adults, but boy, is it fun! I love the fantasy world Dekker has created here.

Sep 03, 2016

Really, really interesting. It captured my attention and held it to the end. However, Black was simply confusing. The story quickly jumped from world to world, with the main character attempting to, at one time, save both worlds. Even worse was the way the scene changed every single time he fell asleep! There were some great moments, especially when he swam in the lake of Elyon, but overall it was a little too much for me. That said, I will still read Red, the next title in the series. At least Christian fiction is suspenseful...

Dec 27, 2015

Prepare yourself for a thriller and Lost fan series. Dekker starts his story with Thomas Hunter who's dreams and reality become one. Then he is faced with saving the world from a lethal virus strain based only on dreams (or is it real) that talk about the end of the world in books that tell the past. Dekker strings together fantasy and thrilling strings into a tapestry of perfection in Black.

Sep 08, 2015

You will pick up this book and you will read even though you have other things to do. Your eyelids may become heavy due to your hectic day. However, you keep reading because you just can not stop. You may finally give into sleep out of practical reasons. After all, you have to look decent in the morning. The book will remain in your hands as you slumber. The moment you get up, you keep on reading. After you finished the book, you immediately go out and get all other Ted Dekker books.

Aug 06, 2014

Ted Dekker has quickly become one of my favorite authors! The plot was intriguing and filled with action and adventure. While the next books in the series, Red, White and Green are just as good.

Mar 12, 2013

This was a great book!!!!!!! The first in the circle trilogy by Ted Dekker. It was full of excitement and suspension I couldn't wait to read Red and White after it. I highly recommend it.


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Sep 03, 2016

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Mar 12, 2013

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elizabethfulop Aug 11, 2015

He did not dream for 15 years of Bangkok or of anything.


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