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Paperback Showdown (Paradise Series, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles) Book

ISBN: 1595542302

ISBN13: 9781595542304

Showdown (Paradise Series, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles)

(Part of the Books of History Chronicles Series and Paradise (#1) Series)

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A stranger comes to Paradise (a small, secluded mountain town) bringing hope, faith, and fun. He knows the secrets of each person's heart and has the power to grant them. The ultimate collision of good and evil begins as power slips out of control and secrets are made known.

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5 ratings

The Truth is ugly sometimes...

And thats why so many christians choose not to look at it. This book was a push to get through. But I knew I had to get through it, because I knew the charactoristics of Dekker would fall in line. I liked this book, because it was a smack in the face with the reality of sin. Too many authors are afraid to offend their readers by presenting raw truth... Dekker defied this fear, and more of us should follow suit. This book had me squirming at many points, but the end is completely worth it. Please just hold on till you get there. It is the power of sacrifice that covers a multitude of sins.

Five Stars Are Not Enough For This Book!!!

I have been a Ted Dekker fan for a few years now. I have always enjoyed his books, but this one takes it to a whole new level. "Showdown" is one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life. It is full of interesting charecters, and an awesome story as well. I think that in order to have a really good story, you need to have a really good villain. Believe me when I say this book has that in Marsuvees Black. I use to think that the best villain in any book was Randall Flagg from Stephen King's "The Stand" But Marsuvees Black has taken over that place for me. He has a lot more depth to him, and he fascinates me to no end. This book is darker and more violent in spots than your average Christian book, but it is not there just for the sake of being there. Everything in this book has a purpose. This book is not an average book in anyway shape or form, this one exeeds any book I have ever read!! I would recommend this book to everyone!!

And what a showdown it was....

I really enjoyed Showdown; the way Dekker told the story was gripping-- I almost hit the ceiling when I realized the connection from Showdown to the Circle Trilogy! Another reason I liked it so much is that it connects to the Circle Trilogy, but it is still able to be a stand-alone book. I was fascinated by the events in Paradise, and could not help wondering where Dekker was going with it all. When I found out, I grinned. (I'm not gonna spoil it for anyone reading.) Excellent points, Mr. Dekker, and I cannot wait for more.

Born of Black....

Into the small town of Paradise, Colorado comes a stranger clothed in black. Calling himself Marsuvees Black, the man claims to be there to bring hope and love. But strange things are happening while Marsuvees in there. People are seeing things, acting different: as if everyone's attitude in the formerly quiet town has shifted toward anger, hatred, and paranoia.. Johnny Drake, a boy in the town, knows that something is terribly wrong, but doesn't know how to stop it. At a hidden monastery near Paradise, a secret school for children is disrupted as a young student named Billy explores the forbidden tunnels underneath. He has found a dangerous secret there, and through Billy, a number of the other students have also been lured down into the tunnels. While Billy doesn't truly understand what he discovered, he will change the lives of a whole town and begin an almost unimaginable series of events.. It will be a showdown between good and evil- as only Ted Dekker can write it. One thing when reading a book by Ted Dekker is that you can never expect exactly what you'll read. He has a habit of making the unthinkable seem plausible, along with giving a totally new perspective As usual, I devoured this newest book in one evening, barely able to sleep after I'd finished. The book was great! Finally understanding the connection between Billy, the Blank Books, and what happened to Thomas Hunter in the Black Forest (from The Circle Trilogy) was an added bonus. Showdown is a must-read for everyone who has loved Ted Dekker's books.

Hands Down the Best Dekker Novel Yet

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced readers copy of this novel and I must say... What a treat! This blows away any single book I've read in many a year. The plot is frightening in parts, very atmospheric through out, and kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. But like all of Dekker's novels, Showdown is oh so redemptive. The story is about small town that is ravaged by evil in the most suprising ways, but not nearly as suprising as the source behind that evil and the price it ultimately extracts from the town. I can't say more without ruining the twists the follow. This is definately a notch up for Dekker -- a big, mind blowing story that could very well be a water shed for the genre. Guarenteed to make you pace the carpet and lose sleep.
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