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 all wrong.
Rachelle Matthews, who grew up in the small town of Eden, Utah, discovered just how wrong when she dreamed and awoke in another world. There she learned that she was the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness.
In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle found the first three of those five seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden and the fate of both worlds hangs in their balance.
As Rachelle Matthews sits deep in a dungeon, Vlad Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter’s world is about to be turned inside out. The mystics say that there is no defense against the Fifth Seal–but finding it will cost Rachelle everything.
So begins the final volume of high stakes in one girl’s quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.
Rise of the Mystics by Ted Dekker is another amazing journey. One word to describe this fantasy YA novel is, epic. The raw intensity of the danger, risks, and loss that can happen is dark and heavy. I would not want to be in the main character’s shoes and somehow fail my task. One young girl, needs to find out who she is and find five seals. These five seals will stop the evil side from destroying the worlds Rachelle Matthews has come to know. Three of the five seals have been found and claimed by Rachelle. But that still leaves the other two. And those are the most powerful ones yet. Danger keeps escalating with every page. The emotional journey was good. I felt so much for the cast of characters. I liked Rachelle the best. Her dad is also a good character. The power of his love for her is astounding. I was captivated and hooked. Ted Dekker knows how to create a three-dimensional world in which I got lost within. The pacing was a bit faster than the previous book. Overall, I recommend this grand adventure to all fantasy lovers.