07 May 2019

The 49th Mystic | Book Review


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.

Ready? Set?


Publisher: Revell
Release Date: May 15, 2018



My teen years were spent reading and falling in love with Ted Dekker’s books. Every new book from him guaranteed my excitement, and even now, years later, I felt the same with the release of the Beyond the Circle series.

The 49th Mystic begins the world-saving adventure of Rachelle Matthews. From her idyllic, set-apart town of Eden, Utah, she becomes unexpectedly entwined in a battle of good and evil, travelling between worlds via her dreams (like Thomas Hunter of the Circle series), and with the daunting task, as the 49th mystic, to break the seals and save the world.

With fantastical twists and thought-provoking theology, the story of The 49th Mystic unfolds. While it would not say it is as good as the original Black-Red-White trilogy, it does embody the unique characteristic of Dekker’s writing, and it left me intrigued to continue reading the duology.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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