Rachelle Dekker’s final book in her Seer series has recently arrived and what a conclusion it is. Taking place twenty years after the end of the second novel “The Choosing”, “The Returning” depicts the final confrontation between the Seers and Authority City. Darkness and evil have grown within the city threatening to overtake the surrounding area but the Seers have a secret weapon within the walls of the city but even they are unaware of the power that is waiting for her obedience.

As expected, the plot moved along at a pretty good clip with plenty of action tempered with wise and uplifting dialogue as well as intimate views into the minds of several characters. This novel has a very strong yet subtle spiritual message from beginning to end. The theme of light against darkness was vividly portrayed in a way that just made me say “WOW!”

I have read and enjoyed this entire series but I found “The Returning” to be most meaningful to me. Perhaps it was Aaron’s frequent reminders to Elise to remember who she is to the Father. I found that to be very encouraging as a reminder to myself to remember who I am in Christ and that although I may feel abandoned at times, He is always with me.

I would encourage everyone to pick up a copy of “The Returning” For your best reading experience I suggest that you read the entire series in order. I eagerly anticipate seeing what Rachelle will offer readers next!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that was provided by The Tyndale Blog Network.
A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


They say the Awakening is coming.
That she’s the key.

But can she find her identity in the light
Before she perishes in the dark?

“She will risk everything to lead them out of Darkness.”

Twenty years have passed since Carrington and Remko Brant’s baby, Elise, was kidnapped and they were forced to leave her captive in the Authority City. Though they fled with the Seers far from Authority reach, they’ve never given up hope of rescuing their daughter from the man who betrayed them. Now Authority President, he’s ushered the city into a new era of “peace” — one where the Scientist Roth Reynard’s Genesis Serum has eradicated all memory of emotion or rebellion.

But the mysterious Aaron and his Seers are once again on the move, threatening the illusion the Authority has worked so hard to build. As the Seers send seven chosen warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, the lines are drawn for a final battle between light and darkness. The key to ultimate victory may rest within the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned – a truth she’ll need to wage war against the powerful forces of evil.

Read an excerpt HERE.


The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She writes full time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair.