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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,007 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee Narrator: Henry Leyva Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Books of Mortals Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781611130171
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Centuries have passed since civilization’s brush with apocalypse. The world’s greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace—and fear. A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered that secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood—the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

But the Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living, and division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation, and no one knows the path to survival.

On the heels of Forbidden comes Mortal, the second novel in the Books of Mortals saga. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare take the journey.

The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] edgy, suspenseful, winning follow-up.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The novel’s grand theme…is anchored in reality by a cast of strong characters and by the authors’ realistic handling of their fantastic story.”

    Booklist

  • “The asides and descriptions can be quite funny, and the book offers plenty of food for philosophizing concerning religion, states of consciousness, freedom, fate, and the will to power.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/9/2014

    " For whatever reason, it took me until after page 200 to really get into this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan Janke | 1/29/2014

    " VERY slow and boring compared to the first book. I stopped reading after a little over 100 pages. More disappointed than I can effectively communicate...I waited a long time for this to come out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wildone lim | 1/25/2014

    " Right after I put down FORBIDDEN , the first book, in The Books of Mortals series, I just had to read MORTAL right away. I finished short of three days. I was just blown away, it is emotionally gripping , i had to pry away from the book towards the last chapters because somehow I did not want it to end, or was actually dreading to find out what the ending would be...just to find out that i have to wait for Book 3!!!!!! Rom, Triphon and the Book of the Keepers, Roland, Michael , Seriph and the band of Nomads , collectively known as the Mortals have endured patiently for nine years, zealously guarding Jonathan's well being towards earning his rightful seat into sovereignty.... I however am just made of flesh and bones, I cannot damn wait for 2013 to find out who ultimately would reign supreme...SOVEREIGN, I cannot wait to get my hands on you!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sondra | 1/23/2014

    " I was disappointed in the much-awaited 2nd installment of this trilogy. At times, the prose was redundant. The pace was slow, often predictable. At the end, I kept waiting for something major to happen. Reflecting back on the book, not much happened. I will finish out the trilogy but this is not typical of Dekker's usually fast-paced page turner style. In particular I found it hard to relate to the main characters. They lacked like-ability at times. In particular, the main character, Rom. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 1/23/2014

    " A complete waste of time unless you like religious based yarns. 0 of 10 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Gorman | 1/21/2014

    " Really good book and good series so far, can't wait for #3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 1/18/2014

    " One simple word ... Wow. So many twists and turns, and stunning revalations, hard to keep up with this wild roller coaster ride. The ending left me floored. The Books of Mortals trilogy does bear some striking similarities to the Circle series, but it definitely holds it's own with so many great characters and events that you just couldn't see coming. Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee have done an amazing job so far, and I cannot wait to read Sovereign! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kanyin Ogunrinde | 1/7/2014

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as the first for some reason.. I can't wait to read Sovereign to see how everything works out though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista Tasto | 1/4/2014

    " Giving 5 stars based on previous book. So far this one is just as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/20/2013

    " Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee did not disappoint! I have never read a book by Ted Dekker that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/1/2013

    " I like it but thought at times it was slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/16/2013

    " Great read. Had the same thrill and suspense as the first book, but a little more intense.I still love the characters and their struggles to survive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 10/12/2013

    " second in the series. looking forward to Sovereign. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Johnson | 8/29/2013

    " It's a decent book, just not my usual type of book. I like more modern day books. Plus there was one particular issue with the plot that was not discussed, but which would have ended the main conflict in my mind since it wasn't discussed. Anyway. I don't think I'll read the final book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Skow | 8/1/2013

    " Beautiful picture of what Christ did for us and His love for us "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Parks | 7/27/2013

    " Probably the best book I've read all year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 6/18/2013

    " Love this series stayed up until 3am trying to finish it. Didn't make it, but I did finish it today. Can't wait for Sovereign. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 5/26/2013

    " Like the first one, it took me awhile to get into it, but once I got going it really is a great story. I particularly like the ending because you finally figure out where Ted is going with the story and you start to make comparisons with the Gospel. Awesome ending. :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonny | 4/4/2013

    " I was disappointed by the story. I probably will read the last book anyway and find how it ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Bavera | 6/9/2012

    " Although an obviously Christian story, and by a Christian story teller, it seems that every time I thought I knew where the story was going, it actually went elsewhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorilee | 5/15/2012

    " Not how I thought it would end but I liked it. I can't wait for the next book "

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About the Author
Author Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, with more than seven million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. His works include THR3E, Blink, Heaven’s Wager, When Heaven Weeps, and more. Raised in the jungles of Indonesia, he now lives with his wife and children in Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

Henry Leyva is a classically trained actor with extensive work in theater, television, film, and radio. He has appeared off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country in many plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, and Street Car Named Desire. He has also performed in audio dramas for the Syfy Channel and National Public Radio. His audiobook narration has won him three AudioFile Earphones Awards.