Mortal by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Nine years have passed since Rom Sebastian came across a vial of blood and a cryptic vellum. Now, within days of Johnathan’s coronation as Sovereign of the world, the Order sends an army to destroy the Mortals.
Mortal is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller Forbidden— the first installment in an epic trilogy where those who are thought to be alive are in fact dead, stripped of the emotions that made them human, except for fear.
While Forbidden may have been slow for many, Mortal picks up with violent action and politics that doesn’t wind down even during the last page.
This book is one of those books that pulse emotion from the page into your soul as loyalties and promises are broken, as characters we love meet their fate in a large battle in a valley where there are insurmountable odds. The fact that Ted and Tosca put their all into it is easily seen.
Mortal was hard for me to put down as I read about the boy Johnathan who is about to turn eighteen years of age and about to take the seat of Sovereign– the ruler of the whole world. I found myself feeling exactly what he was feeling such as sorrow and helplessness. Having a character the same age as I am was definitely a plus as I could identify with some of his struggles.
I am going to go ahead and tell you one thing that happens in the first fifty pages that could be considered a spoiler if you are one of those people that don’t like to know anything about the novel, so stop reading if you are that kind of person.
Feyn– the daughter of the former Sovereign– is brought back to life nine years after she gave her life so that Johnathan could assume the role of Sovereign, but not the way that you think. This sets up a great story of her internal struggles about who she is loyal to… the Order or the boy she gave her life for all those years ago.
The book builds up to a grand climax where everything is set up for the next novel, Sovereign, which will be released about a year from now. You definitely won’t want to miss this awesome novel!

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher and was not required to write a positive or negative review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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