Ted Dekker Pens New Trilogy with Tosca Lee
“I write for the same reason my readers pick up these stories: to discover,” he told the crowd. “I want to explore the themes common in all of my books—redemption, love, hope—in a completely different way. But, this story is so far-reaching that it needs two imaginations to fuel it.”
To pull this story off right would require a unique blend of Dekker-style thrills and grit wrapped in masterful prose like he had never delivered before. It would require collaborating with someone able to help elevate the story and make it larger than life. It seemed like an order too big to fill until he discovered Tosca Lee.
Forbidden, the first in a three book series, combines the heart-pounding suspense and trademark plot twists Dekker fans have come to love with Lee’s strong feminine voice and affinity for nuanced emotional connections. According to Dekker, this novel is a true collaboration unlike anything he’s done before. From concept to writing, both authors have given 100% to the process. The result: a seamless story that is all Dekker, yet all Lee at the same time.
In Forbidden, a novel the authors describe as “a thriller for tomorrow,” the world as we know it is almost unrecognizable. Four hundred eighty years have passed since civilization's brush with extinction. Now, perfect order reigns and humanity's greatest threats have all been silenced under the rule of a totalitarian government. There is no disease, no malice, no hate, no war. There is only peace until the day one man discovers the truth: Every single soul walking the earth is actually dead and the human heart has been stripped of all that makes it human. Now only he is alive and has the knowledge that can once again awaken humanity.
The novel is being released September 2011 by Hachette Book Group under the Center Street imprint.
Dekker is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including The Bride Collector, BoneMan’s Daughters, Adam, Thr3e, and The Circle Series. His novels Thr3e and House (co-written with Frank Peretti) have been adapted as feature films, and more of his books are in development with Lionsgate Entertainment.
Lee is the critically acclaimed author of Demon: A Memoir—Christy Award finalist and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Silver Award winner—and Havah: The Story of Eve, which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and 4.5 stars from Romantic Times. Her third novel, Iscariot, releases in January 2012 from B&H Publishing.