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Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as "suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters," though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans. Dekker was born in the jungles of Indonesia, amongst cannibals who killed the parents of several of his friends when he was a child. Undeterred his parents befriended the people and made their home with them. It was a dark place full of witchcraft and death. Violence and bloodshed were common--perhaps this explains some of the violence in Ted's novels. Separated from his parents at age 6 to attend a coastal school for a few months at a time, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was ultimately a stranger as both fascinating and at times lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged. Now, nine years from the publication of his first novel, his novels have sold roughly 5 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin with his wife Lee Ann and their children. !!Ted Dekker's Fictional Works: * TheCalebSeries ** ''BlessedChild'' (with Bill Bright) - April, 2001 ** ''AManCalledBlessed'' (with Bill Bright) - September, 2002 * TheMartyrsSongSeries ** ''TheMartyrsSong'' - 2005 ** ''HeavensWager'' - October, 2000 ** ''WhenHeavenWeeps'' - May, 2001 ** ''ThunderofHeaven'' - February, 2002 * ''Blink'' - January 2003, re-released as BlinkOfAnEye (2007) with a few narrative changes. * ''{{Literature/Thr3e}}'' - September 2003, was made into a film. * ''Obsessed'' - February, 2005 * ''{{Literature/Adam}}'' - 2008 * ''Kiss'' (with Erin Healy) - January 2009 * ''BoneMansDaughters'' - April 2009 * ''Burn'' (with Erin Healy) - January 2010 * '' Literature/TheBrideCollector ''- April 2010 * BooksOfHistoryChronicles ** TheCircleSeries *** ''Black'' *** ''Red'' *** ''{{White}}'' *** ''{{Green}}'' ** TheParadiseNovels *** ''{{Showdown}}'' (January 2006) *** ''Literature/{{Saint}}'' (October 2006) *** ''{{Sinner}}'' (September 2008) ** TheLostBooks *** ''Chosen'' *** ''Infidel'' *** ''Renegade'' *** ''Chaos'' *** ''Lunatic'' *** ''Elyon'' * The Book of Mortals Series(with Tosca Lee) ** {{Forbidden}} ** Mortal ** Sovereign ** Other *** ''House'' (with Frank Peretti), was made into a film. *** ''{{Literature/Skin}}'' *** ''ImmanuelsVeins'' !!Tropes featured in his work: * AbusiveParents: Kevin, from {{Thr3e}}, and plausibly all of the main protagonists in {{Literature/Skin}} ( minus Pinkus.) * AdamAndOrEve: [[{{Literature/Adam}} Guess.]] * BackFromTheDead: Thomas Hunter in TheCircleSeries (twice), Daniel Clark in {{Literature/Adam}}. * CanonWelding: TheCircleSeries, TheParadiseNovels, TheLostBooks, and House, Skin, and Immanuel's Veins all apparently take place in the same universe, so this is to be expected. ** The surnames of {{Serial Killer}}s in these books tend to be colors: Marsuvees Black of TheParadiseNovels, Sterling Red of {{Literature/Skin}}, Barsidius White of House... ** Saint Thomas the Beast Hunter, from {{ImmanuelsVeins}} is mentioned briefly on two occasions in {{Green}}. ** [[{{Literature/Skin}} Colt]] is wearing a Forest Guard t-shirt that he found at Goodwill at one point. ** Roush (fuzzy white bats with emerald eyes) show up a few times. ** Shataiki, [[{{BatOutOfHell}} evil black bats]][[spoiler: whose descendants are featured in ''Immanuel's Veins'']]. * [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]] : In Adam, [[spoiler: the serial killer, Alex Trane]] is possessed. * FakingTheDead: Colt of Skin does this briefly , [[spoiler: as does Sterling Red at one point]]. * [[spoiler: TheGameNeverStopped]]: In "Skin". [[spoiler: TWICE!]] * MindScrew * TheMultiverse: {{The Circle Series}} has the Black Forest and the modern-day world. * NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast: Marsuvees Black. Unman. * ParentalAbandonment: in {{Literature/Skin}}. * ParentalNeglect: Colt of {{Literature/Skin}}. * ThePlague / TheVirus: In {{The Circle Series}}, the Raison Strain. * TheReveal * ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Nicole]] in Skin. * SerialKiller: In Adam, Thr3e, BonemansDaughters, TheBrideCollector, and Skin. * [[spoiler: SplitPersonality]] : Again, Kevin Parson in {{Thr3e}}, who the book reveals in the climax is [[spoiler: both Slater and Samantha.]] * [[spoiler: {{TomatoInThe Mirror}}]]: In Thr3e, [[spoiler: Kevin Parson]]. * TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: The theme in Skin ("We are all ugly inside") and TheBrideCollector. * TwistEnding: In almost every book.
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Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as "suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters," though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans. Dekker was born in the jungles of Indonesia, amongst cannibals who killed the parents of several of his friends when he was a child. Undeterred his parents befriended the people and made their home with them. It was a dark place full of witchcraft and death. Violence and bloodshed were common--perhaps this explains some of the violence in Ted's novels. Separated from his parents at age 6 to attend a coastal school for a few months at a time, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was ultimately a stranger as both fascinating and at times lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged. Now, nine years from the publication of his first novel, his novels have sold roughly 5 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin with his wife Lee Ann and their children. !!Ted Dekker's Fictional Works: * TheCalebSeries ** ''BlessedChild'' (with Bill Bright) - April, 2001 ** ''AManCalledBlessed'' (with Bill Bright) - September, 2002 * TheMartyrsSongSeries ** ''TheMartyrsSong'' - 2005 ** ''HeavensWager'' - October, 2000 ** ''WhenHeavenWeeps'' - May, 2001 ** ''ThunderofHeaven'' - February, 2002 * ''Blink'' - January 2003, re-released as BlinkOfAnEye (2007) with a few narrative changes. * ''{{Literature/Thr3e}}'' - September 2003, was made into a film. * ''Obsessed'' - February, 2005 * ''{{Literature/Adam}}'' - 2008 * ''Kiss'' (with Erin Healy) - January 2009 * ''BoneMansDaughters'' - April 2009 * ''Burn'' (with Erin Healy) - January 2010 * '' Literature/TheBrideCollector ''- April 2010 * BooksOfHistoryChronicles ** TheCircleSeries *** ''Black'' *** ''Red'' *** ''{{White}}'' *** ''{{Green}}'' ** TheParadiseNovels *** ''{{Showdown}}'' (January 2006) *** ''Literature/{{Saint}}'' (October 2006) *** ''{{Sinner}}'' (September 2008) ** TheLostBooks *** ''Chosen'' *** ''Infidel'' *** ''Renegade'' *** ''Chaos'' *** ''Lunatic'' *** ''Elyon'' * The Book of Mortals Series(with Tosca Lee) ** {{Forbidden}} ** Mortal ** Sovereign ** Other *** ''House'' (with Frank Peretti), was made into a film. *** ''{{Literature/Skin}}'' *** ''ImmanuelsVeins'' !!Tropes featured in his work: * AbusiveParents: Kevin, from {{Thr3e}}, and plausibly all of the main protagonists in {{Literature/Skin}} ( minus Pinkus.) * AdamAndOrEve: [[{{Literature/Adam}} Guess.]] * BackFromTheDead: Thomas Hunter in TheCircleSeries (twice), Daniel Clark in {{Literature/Adam}}. * CanonWelding: TheCircleSeries, TheParadiseNovels, TheLostBooks, and House, Skin, and Immanuel's Veins all apparently take place in the same universe, so this is to be expected. ** The surnames of {{Serial Killer}}s in these books tend to be colors: Marsuvees Black of TheParadiseNovels, Sterling Red of {{Literature/Skin}}, Barsidius White of House... ** Saint Thomas the Beast Hunter, from {{ImmanuelsVeins}} is mentioned briefly on two occasions in {{Green}}. ** [[{{Literature/Skin}} Colt]] is wearing a Forest Guard t-shirt that he found at Goodwill at one point. ** Roush (fuzzy white bats with emerald eyes) show up a few times. ** Shataiki, [[{{BatOutOfHell}} evil black bats]][[spoiler: whose descendants are featured in ''Immanuel's Veins'']]. * [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]] : In Adam, [[spoiler: the serial killer, Alex Trane]] is possessed. * FakingTheDead: Colt of Skin does this briefly , [[spoiler: as does Sterling Red at one point]]. * [[spoiler: TheGameNeverStopped]]: In "Skin". [[spoiler: TWICE!]] * MindScrew * TheMultiverse: {{The Circle Series}} has the Black Forest and the modern-day world. * NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast: Marsuvees Black. Unman. * ParentalAbandonment: in {{Literature/Skin}}. * ParentalNeglect: Colt of {{Literature/Skin}}. * ThePlague / TheVirus: In {{The Circle Series}}, the Raison Strain. * TheReveal * ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Nicole]] in Skin. * SerialKiller: In Adam, Thr3e, BonemansDaughters, TheBrideCollector, and Skin. * [[spoiler: SplitPersonality]] : Again, Kevin Parson in {{Thr3e}}, who the book reveals in the climax is [[spoiler: both Slater and Samantha.]] * [[spoiler: {{TomatoInThe Mirror}}]]: In Thr3e, [[spoiler: Kevin Parson]]. * TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: The theme in Skin ("We are all ugly inside") and TheBrideCollector. * TwistEnding: In almost every book.[[redirect:Creator/TedDekker]]
9th Oct '13 8:14:18 PM Vasha
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*** ''{{Saint}}'' (October 2006)
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*** ''{{Saint}}'' ''Literature/{{Saint}}'' (October 2006)
4th Aug '13 1:06:47 PM anonexistentuser
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*** ''{{Black}}'' *** ''{{Literature/Red}}''
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*** ''{{Black}}'' ''Black'' *** ''{{Literature/Red}}''''Red''
4th Aug '13 1:02:23 PM anonexistentuser
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** Shataiki, [[{{BatOutOfHell}} evil black bats]][[spoiler: who's descendants are featured in Immanuel's Veins]].
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** Shataiki, [[{{BatOutOfHell}} evil black bats]][[spoiler: who's whose descendants are featured in Immanuel's Veins]].''Immanuel's Veins'']].
3rd Mar '13 9:27:01 PM Xtifr
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* '' TheBrideCollector ''- April 2010
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* '' TheBrideCollector Literature/TheBrideCollector ''- April 2010
14th Dec '11 5:39:22 PM ViviFizgig
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* NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast: Marsuvees Black.
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* NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast: Marsuvees Black. Unman.
17th Oct '11 6:19:20 PM CaitsMeow
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Completely Missing The Point is an in-universe comedy trope. It is not for complaining about things you don't like or anyone missing the point of anything in general.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: After Dekker posted [[http://www.teddekker.com/2009/01/08/the-challenge-of-being-gay/ The Challenge of Being Gay]] on his website, some readers apparently assumed he was actually gay, despite the article being about how labels change over time. ** Dekker [[TakeThat responded back]] in [[https://www.facebook.com/teddekker?v=app_7146470109 Why I'm A Gay Priest Obsessed with Violence, Vampires, and Blood]]
21st Sep '11 6:30:06 PM Vellophone
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* The Book of Mortals Series(with Tosca Lee) **{{Forbidden}} ** Mortal ** Sovereign
18th May '11 5:31:51 PM Kendo
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Dekker was born in the jungles of Indonesia, amongst cannibals who killed the parents of several of his friends when he was a child. Undeterred his parents befriended the people and made their home with them. It was a dark place full of witchcraft and death. Violence and bloodshed were common--perhaps this explains some of the violence in Ted's novels. Separated from his parents at age 6 to attend a coastal school for a few months at a time, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was ultimately a stranger as both fascinating and at times lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.
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Dekker was born in the jungles of Indonesia, amongst cannibals who killed the parents of several of his friends when he was a child. Undeterred his parents befriended the people and made their home with them. It was a dark place full of witchcraft and death. Violence and bloodshed were common--perhaps this explains some of the violence in Ted's novels. Separated from his parents at age 6 to attend a coastal school for a few months at a time, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was ultimately a stranger as both fascinating and at times lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.
18th May '11 5:15:34 PM Kendo
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* [[spoiler: DemonPossession]] : In Adam, [[spoiler: the serial killer, Alex Trane]] is possessed.

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* [[spoiler: DemonPossession]] DemonicPossession]] : In Adam, [[spoiler: the serial killer, Alex Trane]] is possessed.
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