Black-Red-White are one story in 3 books. Much like the Lord of the Rings trilogy (actually 6 books but one story), this story (2 stories in 1?) keeps you just off balance enough to keep you reading. The back and forth between realities (?) or worlds (?) doubles the suspense. The fantasy aspect is my favorite but I love the weaving in of contemporary scenarios. The best is the redemption story imagery. As a long-time Christian I know it's easy to take the "Old, Old story" for granted. Ted brings it to life by bringing it back in a way you never see coming. Tears and shouts are not uncommon when reading these! Classic series. I can't wait for Green to come out in Sep 09!