Forbidden (The Books of Mortals) (Hardcover)
Center Street, 9781599953540, 384pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/12/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (9/13/2011)
Mass Market (10/30/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/13/2011)
Compact Disc (9/13/2011)
Hardcover, Spanish (5/28/2012)
Compact Disc (9/1/2011)
MP3 CD (9/1/2011)
Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.
Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.
But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.
Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.
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Praise For Forbidden (The Books of Mortals)…
"...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence."—Publishers Weekly
Dekker and Lee have created an intriguing future world...poised on the edge of vast upheaval. [They] draw readers into it and make them eager to read more..."—Booklist
"FORBIDDEN: The Books of Mortals rocks with the same level of intensity and brilliance as Dekker's Circle Series. Riveting, resounding, and a magnificent blend of Dekker's and Lee's styles. I devoured FORBIDDEN."—James L. Rubart, bestselling author
"With great plot twists, compelling writing, and unanswered questions, this is a must-read for Dekker fans..."—Library Journal