Friday, November 21, 2008

Infidel-The Lost Books (Graphic Novel)





It's the 21st, time for the Teen FIRST blog tour!(Join our alliance! Click the button!) Every 21st, we will feature an author and his/her latest Teen fiction book's FIRST chapter!




Ted Dekker

and his book:



Infidel--Graphic Novel: The Lost Books Series



Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.

After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor's Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.


Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. To see a complete list of Dekker's work, visit The Works section of TedDekker.com.

Here are some of his latest titles:

Chosen (The Lost Books, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles)


Adam


Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle Trilogy Graphic Novels, Book 1)


Saint




Product Details

List Price:$15.99

Reading level: Young Adult

Paperback: 136 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1595546049

ISBN-13: 978-1595546043





AND NOW...THE FIRST TWO PAGES:


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Ok, I know I've said that Ted Dekker freaks me out as an author. My best example is House. For me it was Dekker meets Stephen King. Scared the crud out of me and the ladies in our book club!

On the other hand, I loved his Circle Trilogy: Black, Red, and White. Those 3 books were my first introductin to Dekker. They were more along the sci-fi that I can easily handle. He also has some novels out there such as Blessed Child that were easy enough for me to read. Books that make you think about how God can use his power through other people, especially children.

So, when I was given the chance to read and review Infidel, I was stoked! I had seen them at Wal Mart but felt they were too old for my 9 yr old still. He's not prepared to read these kinds of books yet on many levels. I was disappointed because I knew I'd be interested in them. :) From what I could see at Wal Mart, these books are similar to the storyline in the Circle trilogy for adults.

Sure enough, Infidel is part of that storyline. I really liked it because it was easy to follow and after having read the Circle I was able to get right into the story. I didn't realize initially this isn't the first book in the series, Chosen is. I also liked that it is more substantial than a comic book. The graphics are awesome and you really feel as though you've just read an entire story in a short amount of pages. At the end of the novel, it gives you a look at the 4 books that inspired the graphic novels. I'm not sure if I'm ready for those. See, I am a chicken!

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