With only hours to go before the return of Jesus to set up his earthly millennial reign, Buck and Ray are unaccounted for. While members of the Tribulation Force try to find out what happened to them, the forces of Carpathia are taking over Jerusalem and lining up to attack Petra again. Chaim is trying one last effort to save those who might still be undecided. But the thought foremost on everyone's mind is, today is the day we will get to see Jesus.
So really, the question comes down to, will fans like it? As with just about every book in the series, reaction will be mixed, but I liked it. There were some amazing scenes and it once again renewed my faith in God's awesome power. Yes, there were some things that made me roll my eyes, especially characters desires to get to a particular place to see what would happen. I know why the authors did it (so we could see it), but it did seem to get out of hand a few times. They even managed to explain logically some of my biggest complaints with the ending of the last book.
However, there are some flaws. The second half of the book seems to really slow down with pages of scripture quotes. While some of that is fine, it got to be excessive at times, and I found myself skimming past it. And, while the final chapter was wonderful for us long time fans, that chapter was what I was looking forward to most and could have been longer.
In the end, I think fans will find it a satisfying end to the series. New comers will be lost if they jump in here. It really is best to start at the beginning. And people who don't like the series will certainly want to steer clear as there will be nothing here to change their minds.