Reading: Forbidden

Just finished new book by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. From Publishers Weekly

Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. Center Street/Hachette Book Group, $24.99 Hardcover (384p) ISBN 978-1-59995-354-0

A new trilogy and a new partnership begins with Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee in the first of The Books of Mortals series. Set in the distant future, the dystopian world is ruled by The Order that controls humanity by genetically removing all emotions but fear. Fear is needed for survival, but without all the other emotions, humanity is lifeless. When young Rom Elias receives a cryptic message written on animal skin and vial of blood from a man who seems to know a lot about his father's death, he risks everything to escape the Order and find out what the vellum and vial mean. He must convince a cast of friends and family to drink a portion of the vial in order to feel all human emotion again. This sets off a chain of events that will pit love and self-sacrifice against the dark emotions of hatred and greed. Once again Dekker and a writing ally break forbidden ground in Christian fantasy yet it's still true blue Dekker with mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the mega role of human emotion and logic that drives our existence. (Sep.)