"Sovereign," by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. Faith Words, 325 pp. $24.99
Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee continue their "Books of Mortals" series with "Sovereign," the third installment.
Once a group of over 600 people, the Sovereigns now only number 49. Among them, an alchemist has developed a virus that annihilates their enemies, the Immortals and the Dark Bloods, but leaves them alive.
Instead of wiping out the other nations, however, Rom, the Sovereign leader and Jordin, the woman who once loved the creator of the Sovereign people, devise a plan to save the others while still ensuring that their own legacy lives on.
Fans of Dekker will likely follow "Sovereign" easily, though I suspect those who have read the previous books, "Forbidden" and "Mortal" will read this one on a deeper level than those who have not. Regardless of knowledge of the first two, however, "Sovereign" is an entertaining and allegorical summer read that does well to appeal to those who prefer a strong message as well as those who appreciate an interesting story.