The 49th Mystic is book one in Beyond the Circle by Ted Dekker. This is a suspenseful futuristic story of a young lady that holds the world’s future. During the day, Rachelle is a teenager living in Eden, Utah. During the night, while dreaming, she is older and living in another world. Rachelle is a Mystic, a person that believes that God is infinite, that is given the name the 49th. As the 49th, she is living in a gateway that bridges two worlds through the Book of History. The book was closed and can only be opened by the blood of the 49th. Vlad Smith wants her to write him into the Book of History. Vlad is powerful and a threat to everyone.
It is also Rachelle’s responsibility to find the five seals in time to save both worlds.
This story bounces between the day time in Eden and the night time dreams. It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did the suspense pulled me into the story, wanting to know what would happen. There are several things in this story that stand out to me. The first being that Rachelle just wants to be a normal girl, she does not want to be special or have anyone’s future depend on her. Another is there is no bending God’s laws. I enjoy the clues given for Rachelle to find the five seals and the meaning behind them.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blog program. This is my honest review.
Series: Beyond the Circle (book 1)
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