BOOK REVIEW: Immanuel’s Veins (Ted Dekker)

Immanuel’s Veins… the latest book by Ted Dekker… is a story set in late 18th-century Romania, near Transylvania.  Toma Nicolescu and his fellow warrior/companion Alek are dispatched by the Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great to the province of Moldavia to protect a family whose interests are of much importance to the throne.  Toma has no idea of the evil that awaits them… and is forced to either embrace or reject the reality of a God he doesn’t believe in.  Action. Romance. Blood. A must read!

Admittedly, I’d read almost anything Dek puts out… but this book I really liked, because it was vintage Dek: good vs. evil… an element of passion and pursuit… the “Romantic Warrior” hero… he even throws in a very interesting twist of Twilightflavor! 😉

I’m not a huge fan of his murder mysteries… but when Dek sticks with fiction like this, he is at his best.  If you liked The Circle Trilogy (plus Green) and The Lost Books, you’ll like this.


One thought on “BOOK REVIEW: Immanuel’s Veins (Ted Dekker)

  1. I haven’t read a lot of Ted Dekker before and I would have to say that Immanuel’s Veins was the best book that I didn’t like.

    The writing is really quite superb: descriptive language, active plot, interesting characters all worked together. It was just all the lust, blood, and even more blood that just smothered me.

    I wrote a review of this book on my own blog here:


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