Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.
They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.
When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle’s sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality. Who is a simple blind girl to have such strange and fantastic dreams?
She’s the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals–in both worlds–before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness.
So begins a two-volume saga of high stakes and a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.
The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker is an interesting yet unusual novel. It starts out with a young girl who was blind technically since her birth. At night, in her dreams, she can see as vividly as a non-blind person can. But during the day, she relies on sights, sounds, and her echolocation to tell her what’s there. When she sleeps, Rachelle, is haunted and tormented by a strange men. An evil man who will give anything to have ‘the sight’ Rachelle has. He went as far to offer her full vision like her dad has in exchange for her gift. But she refuses. That’s when the danger really takes off. The man for her dreams came to visit her during the day in her world. That scene still leaves me shivering with fear. Rachelle is brave but she will have a tough journey ahead of her. Her ‘normal world’ is just about to get stranger by each day. Cryptic dreams that are so realistic but so different from her world, have her searching for 5 things. These things will help her save the world and the one she’s starting to get to know. Darkness is hovering over her everywhere. Can she handle it all or will it consume her?