Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Beginnings Friday: Black by Ted Dekker

"Carlos Missirian was his name. One of his many names.
 Born in Cyprus.
The man who sat at the opposite end of the long dining table, slowly cutting into a thick red steak, was Valborg Svensson. One of his many, many names. 

Born in hell." - Black by Ted Dekker

This is actually from the prelude (I think that's the correct word or would you use preface?) of the book and not the first chapter. And I know it is more than a couple of sentence, but they're short so I posted a bit more so you can meet two of the characters.

These first few pages actually confused me a little because I only got a brief glance at the middle of something that had been building for a while. But at Chapter 1 the author jumps back twenty-four hours and slowly starts piecing the meanings together.

This is actually a Christian book series. Similar to the Narnia books you can see the comparisons to Christianity, but anyone who enjoys a bit of fantasy, mystery, romance all mixed together would enjoy this book.

Full review coming soon, after I finish the last few pages.

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  1. That's a really good opening. I like the way we get to meet the two characters straight away, and are presented with the comparison of the two of them.

    (p.s. is 'prologue' the word you're looking for? :) )

  2. Thanks for the word help. :)