Authors: Ted Dekker
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As foretold by ancient prophets, an apocalypse destroyed Earth during the twenty-first century. But two thousand years later Elyon set upon the Earth a new Adam. This time, He gave humanity an advantage. What was once unseen became seen. It was good and it was called . . . Green. But the evil Teeleh bided his time in a Black Forest. Then, when least expected, twenty-four-year-old Thomas Hunter fell asleep in our world and awoke in that future Black Forest.
BOOKS OF HISTORY CHRONICLES
THE LOST BOOKS
THE CIRCLE SERIES
THE PARADISE BOOKS
(WITH FRANK PERETTI)
Blink of an Eye
(WITH ERIN HEALY)
(WITH ERIN HEALY—JANUARY 2010)
MARTYR’S SONG SERIES
When Heaven Weeps
Thunder of Heaven
The Martyr’s Song
THE CALEB BOOKS
A Man Called Blessed
THE CIRCLE SERIES
THE BEGINNING AND THE END
© 2009 by Ted Dekker
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Dekker, Ted, 1962–
Green : the beginning and the end / Ted Dekker.
p. cm. — (The circle ; bk. zero)
Printed in the United States of America
09 10 11 12 13 QW 6 5 4 3 2 1
In times past, our history has been retold using simple metaphors. Light coming into the darkness. A land called Narnia set free by a lion. A Ring that would enslave the hearts of all.
But our generation looks to a new mythology to peel back the layers of truth. Dive deep into a world of colors. Of
, and of
According to the Books of History, everything that happened following the year 2010 actually began in the year 4036 AD. It began in the future, not the past. Earth had been destroyed once during the twenty-first century, an apocalypse foretold by the ancient prophets. But the time for history was not yet finished, and Elyon, in his great wisdom, set upon the Earth a new firstborn named Tanis. This time Elyon gave humans an advantage. This time what was once spiritual and unseen became physical and seen. All that was good and evil could be watched and touched. The Roush and the great lions roamed the forests. Humans knew no pain, no fear, no sadness. And everywhere was the color of intoxicating pleasure, of Elyon Himself.
Yet evil also remained. Teeleh and his minions bided their time in a Black Forest.
And that time came. When least expected, through a bridging of space and time, a twenty-four-year-old man named Thomas Hunter fell asleep in Denver, Colorado, and woke up in the Black Forest, two thousand years in the future. A gateway was opened for the dark powers to ravage the land.
Now wars, betrayal, disease, and death threaten to once again destroy every living soul. Only a small band of rebels called The Circle, led by Thomas Hunter, stand in the way. But The Circle is fracturing. Betrayal is in the air as the forces of evil gather to crush all that remains of good
Welcome, lovers and fighters, to The Circle.
Welcome to Book Zero.