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Creator / Ted Dekker

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"There’s a reason we are drawn to the light. A reason why we fear darkness. It’s important to be terrified and unnerved about certain things."

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 
  • The Caleb Series
    • Blessed Child (with Bill Bright) - April, 2001
    • A Man Called Blessed (with Bill Bright) - September, 2002
  • The Martyr's Song Series
    • The Martyr's Song - 2005
    • Heaven's Wager - October, 2000
    • When Heaven Weeps - May, 2001
    • Thunder of Heaven - February, 2002
  • Blink - January 2003, re-released as Blink Of An Eye (2007) with a few narrative changes.
  • Thr3e - September 2003, was made into a film.
  • Obsessed - February, 2005
  • Adam - 2008
  • Kiss (with Erin Healy) - January 2009
  • Bone Man's Daughters - April 2009
  • Burn (with Erin Healy) - January 2010
  • The Bride Collector - April 2010
  • Books of History Chronicles
    • The Circle Series
      • Black
      • Red
      • White
      • Green
    • The Paradise Novels
      • Showdown (January 2006)
      • Saint (October 2006)
      • Sinner (September 2008)
    • The Lost Books
      • 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 2008 film.
      • Skin
      • Immanuel's Veins

Works by Ted Dekker with their own pages include:

Other works by Ted Dekker contain examples of:

  • Canon Welding: The Circle Series, The Paradise Novels, The Lost Books, 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 Killers in these books tend to be colors: Marsuvees Black of The Paradise Novels, Sterling Red of Skin, Barsidius White of House...
    • Saint Thomas the Beast Hunter, from Immanuels Veins is mentioned briefly on two occasions in Green.
    • Roush (fuzzy white bats with emerald eyes) show up a few times.
    • Shataiki, evil black bats whose descendants are featured in Immanuel's Veins.
  • Character Overlap: Many, if not all, of the books are in the same continuity, as one book references characters from seemingly unrelated books.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: Seth Walker in Blink has an IQ of 193.
  • Serial Killer: In Boneman's Daughters.
  • Tongue Trauma: In The Priest's Graveyard, Danny Hansen drugs a man into unconsciousness and cuts out a piece of tongue before deciding that the man doesn't deserve to live on even like that and kills him anyway.
  • Tzadikim Nistarim: Invoked in Eyes Wide Open. Project Showdown revolves around recruiting and raising 36 orphaned children in a special Christian monastery (it follows the path of light) with the purpose of rebirthing Earth into a new era.