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Title:
Immanuel's veins
Author:
Dekker, Ted, 1962-
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Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
367 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
In 1772, Catherine the Great sends trusted warrior Toma Nicolescu to protect the Cantemir family, but when their daughter, Lucine, steals his heart, he is forced to keep silent while another lad begins courting her.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.9 13.0 158997.
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ISBN:
9781595540096
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Book

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Summary

This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.

Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.

With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.

Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow.

Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.

But remember, not everyone is for this story.

"A heart-wrenching journey of redemption and hope that left me sobbing, laughing, and clinging to every word."--Donna McChristian, 44, Environmental Chemist


Author Notes

The son of missionaries, Ted Dekker grew up in the jungles of Indonesia. He returned to the United States to attend Evangel College, graduating with a religion and philosophy major. After several years in corporate marketing, he began writing books like Heaven's Wager. Ted and his wife live in the mountains of Colorado with their four children.

(Publisher Provided) Ted Dekker was born on October 24, 1962. After receiving a bachelor's degree from Evangel University, he entered the corporate world. After numerous successful years, he traded corporate life for a wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing. Eventually he decided to try his hand at writing. He writes spiritual thrillers, mainstream novels, and fantasy thrillers that metaphorically explore faith. His works include Black; Red; White; Thr3e; Blink; Showdown; Saint; Skin; Heaven's Wager; Obsessed; When Heaven Weeps; Thunder of Heaven; and A Martyr's Song. He also wrote The Slumber of Christianity, a non-fiction work about misplaced values in the post-modern church.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Dekker jumps on the vampire bloodwagon with an 18th century novel set in the Carpathian Mountains. When two warriors are charged by Catherine the Great of Russia to guard two young women at risk of harm, Toma, the narrator and protagonist, must choose between his duty and honor and the passion he feels for one of the two, the beautiful Lucine. When she falls into the hands of a group of descendants of Nephilim-offspring of the angels who bred with humans, as mentioned in Genesis-Toma must rescue her by means of blood and a love he's never known but must come to understand first himself: the blood of Immanuel's veins. Dekker takes Christian fiction to the edge of darkness in a way that makes redemption and the ancient practices of the church-holy communion, confession of belief in Christ, baptism-bright and believable by contrast. This is classic Dekker clothed in Eastern European garb, passionate and shocking. Pacing is fast as a hummingbird, villains induce cardiac arrhythmias, and the novel must be read with blood pressure pills. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

In 1772, Catherine the Great sends warrior Toma Nicolescu to Moldavia to protect the Cantemir family. During the course of his assignment, he grows fond of their daughter Lucine. Then Vlad van Valerik appears with the intent of courting Lucine. Toma senses something is wrong with this new suitor. Are his own feelings for Lucine getting in the way, or does this stranger pose a serious threat? VERDICT Best-selling suspense author Dekker has written a page-turning spiritual thriller populated with intriguing characters. Fans of CF suspense and fantasy should eat this one up, but historical fiction fans will also enjoy the Saint Thomas of Russia story line. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.