Sometimes I put off reading a book by a favorite author for various reasons. With Sovereign by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee it was I wanted the time to read it and just enjoy it. I was planning on reading it during a vacation, but instead it got knocked to the bottom of the pile and (regrettably) I forgot about it.
Thankfully the paperback version hit the shelves a couple of weeks ago and reminded me that I really wanted to read the conclusion to the Books of the Immortal series.
The Sovereign are dying. Their numbers have dwindled to a mere 30 survivors and they hide in the catacombs below the city. They fight for food and survival from the Dark Blood and the Immortals. Neither group wants them to live and will kill one on sight. They have learned to use their wits and struggle to hold on to their faith in Jonathan.
When alchemist, Mattius, discovers a virus that will kill the Dark Bloods and Immortals but spare the Sovereign, some see it as a gift from Jonathan and others see it as no better than the original virus that rid the world of emotions so many years ago.
I won't go into too many details as I figure most of you that like Ted and Tosca's series have long ago read it, but I still wanted to let you know that if you haven't read it it is well worth the read. The entire series is interesting and leaves you wondering about what it would be like if we had no emotions and were ruled by fear.
I am also at this time reading Ted's newest release, Outlaw. That is once again a very different look inside Ted's brain. He was raised in the jungles of Indochina and because of those experiences he is able to write a book that almost no one else could write. I will be reviewing the book soon.