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Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker

Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel’s Veins is a story set in Czarist Russia, when Catherine the Great was ruling. Toma is one of Catherine’s war heroes and she has sent him along with his companion Alec to guard two young ladies that may one day be heirs to the throne. While Toma and Alec travel to their charge, they encounter a man who warns them of the danger they are about to face. And the face of that danger is seen on the first day of their arrival. Vlad and his coven are intent on stealing away the young ladies that Toma is responsible for guarding. Immanuel’s Veins is the story of how Toma learns that it is not always the sword that wins the battle, but the heart and sacrifice are needed, too.

Dekker did a wonderful job of keeping me scared and curious as to what the mystery of Vlad might be. He employed the “don’t tell” method to allow the mind to come up with all sorts of things that could possibly be going on in the shadows. Once the true darkness was revealed, Dekker masterfully brought in the light to temper fear. In the end, I wondered if it really is true that if love is not shared, a door for evil is left open.

To celebrate this novel, I am giving away, with the help of Thomas Nelson a t-shirt! If you are interested in winning it, just leave a comment below by midnight EST tomorrow (September 14th).


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. I have two other Dekker books to read...

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  2. I am very interested in winning the book and tshirt. I have only read one Dekker book so this one interests me because of your blog.

    Dianne
    ewinsdoins@yahoo.com

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  3. I'm glad so many people like you have read and reviewed this book! Immanuel's Veins was wonderful and I can't wait for more Ted Dekker novels to come! I posted my review of Immanuel's Veins at fablefreak.wordpress.com check it out!

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