Four Stars for “Blink of an Eye” by Ted Dekker
by Ted Dekker (Goodreads Author)
Blink of an Eye by Ted Dekker was definitely a different read than some of the other books I have read by Dekker – The Bride Collector and Boneman’s Daughters, for example – but this novel did not disappoint me.
The two main characters – Seth, a genius, and Miriam, a Saudi Arabian princess – are set on a course that is and isn’t believable that something like this could actually happen. Are there geniuses out there who can do what Seth does – see numerous options into the future and analyze them as quickly as he does – possibly. So, this is what, to me, gives the story a hint of fantasy. Are there beautiful Saudi princesses out there, who are used as political pawns – more believable than Seth’s unusual powers – to me.
Yet, having said that, these two unlikely individuals are thrown together by fate and together they weave a tale of love and political intrigue that is fascinating to read. There were moments, though, when I got lost in Seth’s analyzing of situations, but not long enough to make me want to set the book down. When every corner of escape is blocked and when you think there is no hope, Seth pulls through. How does he do it? Is it just his genius mind, or is there another element at work – his love (although unrealized) for the beautiful princess?
A very different read from Ted Dekker, yet one you will not be disappointed in.