Monday, April 23, 2012

A to Z - 28 + 300 = Ted Dekker Novels (Not Really)

28 Days Later


The plot depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious "rage" virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors to cope with the destruction of the life they once knew.


Don’t you hate, or maybe you love, when a movie ends but you still try to breakdown the what if’s of it all? Well for those of us that love alternate endings … this DVD has 4! That’s right – 4!

300
The plot revolves around King Leonidas, who leads 300 Spartans into battle against Persian "god-King" Xerxes and his army of more than one million soldiers. As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios.
I LOVE this movie! The raw power of the characters are portrayed perfectly. I think my favorite character is Xerxes.

Ted Dekker novels

The Circle Series
Black: The Birth of Evil, Red: The Heroic Rescue, White: The Great Pursuit, Green: The Beginning and the End, The Circle
The Paradise series
Showdown, Saint, Sinner
The Lost Books series
Chosen, Infidel, Renegade, Chaos, Lunatic, Elyon
Other books
House, Skin, , Immanuel's Veins, The Blood Book, Genesis: The Birth of an Idea,
The Books of Mortals
Forbidden
Thrillers
Blink/Blink of an Eye, Thr3e, Obsessed, Adam, Kiss, BoneMan's Daughters, Burn, The Bride Collector, The Priest's Graveyard
The Caleb Series
Blessed Child, A Man Called Blessed
The Martyr's Song Series
Heaven's Wager, When Heaven Weeps, Thunder of Heaven, The Martyr's Song
Other titles
The Promise, The Drummer Boy, To Kill with Reason
Non-fiction
The Slumber of Christianity: Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth, Tea with Hezbollah
Graphic novels
Black, Red, White, Chosen, Infidel, Green, Renegade, Chaos
Upcoming
Mortal, The Sanctuary, Sovereign, Word

I’ve read the first 4 of the Circle Series and House. Have you read any of his books and if so which ones?

Thestrals
Elusive and least horse-like breed of magical winged horse. They have acquired an undeserved reputation as omens of evil. They are visible only to those who have witnessed and accepted a death, and are described as having "blank, white, shining eyes," a "dragonish face," "long, black manes," "great leathery wings," and the "skeletal body of a great, black, winged horse." They are also described, by Hagrid, as "dead clever an' useful." Thestrals have fangs and possess a well-developed sense of smell, which will lead them to carrion and fresh blood. According to Hagrid, they will not attack a human-sized target without provocation. Their wings are capable of very fast flight for at least several hours at a time, though they usually spend their time on the ground, and they have an excellent sense of direction.
I would most definitely own one!

Trolls
Scandinavian/Norse trolls tend to be very big, hairy, stupid, and slow to act. Any human with courage and presence of mind can outwit a troll, and those whose faith is strong can even challenge them to mortal combat. They are said to have a temperament like a bear- which are, ironically, their favorite pets- good-natured when they are left in peace, and savage when they are teased. Trolls come in many different shapes and forms, and are generally not fair to behold, as they can have as many as nine heads. Trolls live throughout the land, dwelling in mountains, under bridges, and at the bottom of lakes. While the trolls who live in the mountains are very wealthy, hoarding mounds of gold and silver in their cliff dwellings, the most dangerous trolls live in lonely huts in the forest. While few trolls have female trolls, trollkoner, as wives, most possesses a regrettable tendency to spirit away beautiful maidens, preferably princesses, who are forced to spin by day and scratch the troll’s head by night.
How would you like to scratch a Trolls head? Yuck!

24 comments:

  1. 28 Days Later sounds interesting, but I think I'm too much of a wimp to watch it. That kind of thing really freaks me out!

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    1. I have a friend that will NOT watch that kind of stuff either. She says she has enough nightmares to fuel the fire.

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  2. I've never heard of Ted Dekker, but he sounds pretty cool.

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    1. His writings are some of my favorite. Some people just have the literary touch.

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  3. I would give just about anything to ride a Thestral. And 28 Days Later...awesome. It's one of my very favorite zombie movies.

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    1. Me too and mine too! Are you sure we weren't separated at birth?

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    1. Personally I think they are quite gorgeous.

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  5. I have read Thr3e before and really enjoyed it. I also own Black, but I have not read it yet.

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    1. The Circle Series is really good. you should start Black.

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  6. Thestrals! Enough said, like Jaycee.

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  7. I from A to Z, and what a fun blog!! It's great to meet a fellow zombie lover--nice to meet you, and I'm a new follower too. Oh, and Thestrals rock! :)

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    1. Awesomeness! I love new followers. I'm on way to check out your blog!

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  8. Those trolls look so beautifully done!

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    1. I know! They don't look at all like the troll under the bridge.

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  9. Is that a pic of Ted Dekker? Cuz oh my gosh!

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    1. Oh my gosh good or oh my gosh bad. Cuz I think he's very cute!

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  10. Ewww... 28 Days, even though end-of-civilization-through-crazy-virus plots interest me, I could not bring myself to watch that. I Am Legend scared the begeepers out of me!

    I've read almost everything Ted Dekker has written. He is a word artist and a master of thrills. And he looks crazy psycho in that picture!

    I'm A-Z blog hopping. Nice to "meet" you.

    Christine
    Coffee in the Garden
    In the Care of the Great Physician

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    1. You have to watch it if you like that kind of stuff. It's one of my favorites.

      Yes! It's nice to meet someone who loves Ted's stuff as much as me.

      Coming over to visit now.

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  11. 28 Days was a different movie to say the least. It has been quite a while since I saw that one.

    The only Ted Dekker book that I read was House last Halloween. I thought that it was a good book. I am looking forward to read more work by him.

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    1. House was my intro to Ted and I read it last year as well. How funny!

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  12. Scratch a troll's head? I've never heard of that before! And I would love to own a Thestral :)

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  13. Love 28 Days later! It's one of my favorites. Sounds like I will need to check out Ted Dekker' novels as well! Thanks!

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