The excitement that I have come to expect from reading Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins' Left Behind series is certainly not waning as I read "Apollyon." This book is full of action and excitement, but I feel like this book should come with a warning.....you may not be able to put it down until you are done reading Apollyon in it's entirety! I finished reading this book in one weekend.
Just as the four preceding books in the Left Behind Series, the Apollyon installment again follows along with Revelations in the Bible. In this book, we are at the point of the Trumpet Judgements, and so there are some strange and unbelievable things happening to the earth's inhabitants. Somehow, though, although these judgements are mostly taken from the literal language of the Bible, such as the plague of locusts, they seem strangely believable. I know, I know, it sounds strange, but I guess because at this point in the series we have followed the same small group of characters and have followed their journey into the Christian faith, that the characters just seem real. And because they seem real, it makes everything that they are experiencing somehow seem plausible as well.
This book is well-written, and easy to read. I must say that this is probably one of the more violent reads so far, but the intensity with which Apollyon is written only adds to the panic and desperation of its characters. I highly recommend reading the series from the beginning, but even if you only read Apollyon, it is well worth it.