The 49th Mystic – Ted Dekker | A Book Review

The 49th Mystic - Ted Dekker

Title: The 49th Mystic

Author: Ted Dekker

Genre: Fantasy

About the book: It’s the first in a series about a blind girl named Rachelle. As the 49th mystic, she has to find five seals before it’s too late.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications.

First impressions: Dekker eases you into the story. I especially enjoyed the beginning when the author gets into the science of epigenetics. That was eye opening and educating.

Characters: I could relate to Rachelle. During her journey, she learns a lot about herself. In my opinion, Rachelle becomes more likeable as the story progresses. Her father also plays a big role, and I liked him too.


“All fear springs from an averison to being threatened or wronged on some level.”

Writing: I got to the end of the novel before realizing there’s not much romance, which I loved.

Dekker’s a good writer and storyteller. He’s descriptive, making the scenes come to life, even when Rachelle can’t see.

Final thoughts: The ending sets the stage for the second novel, so it wraps up some loose ends but doesn’t provide complete closure. I’m curious to see what’ll happen next.

The author manages to weave various storylines together into a cohesive read. It’s a little over 400 pages, so the book didn’t feel too long or too short.

If you’re into fantastical reads that involve two different worlds, check out The 49th Mystic. It wasn’t what I expected, but I liked the premise a lot.

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4 thoughts on “The 49th Mystic – Ted Dekker | A Book Review

  1. Sounds like a good read. BTW, your review is a good one. I have yet to read one of your reviews I didn’t think was good. You tend to be fair, but open-minded to being pleased.


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