The Last Sacrifice (The Last Disciple) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2005
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The people who saved Vitas believe he has a chance of killing Nero once he gathers the puzzle pieces that they sent to various people in the empire and deciphers them. Vitas doesn't know that his Sophia mourns his death, not even receiving comfort from her belief in Christos. Damian, Vitas' brother and a slave hunter is looking for John to return him to Rome but Vitas convinces him to help him on his journey to Caesarea and Jerusalem to find out just what his saviors hope he can accomplish to rid the empire of an insane monarch.
This second book in The Last Disciple's series is an exciting thriller as Vitas tries to stay one step ahead of his enemies while trying to figure out what role he is to play in toppling Nero from the throne. The authors have done such a good job of historical research that the audience will feel like they actually witness the events that occur in the novel. Thus readers will find this book so educational and entertaining they will finish it in one sitting.
Second, This book does a great job in continuing the story of the Last Disciple. The story is great and gripping. I can't wait till the next one is out. It teachs you on how the first century Christian might have had view and use the book of Revelation in the first century. Even if you disagree with it, you have to wonder how the Christian responsed to the book of Revelation. How was it relevant to them? We do it now and all Christian have done it through out history.
It's great for the debate and if your a futurist and you think you might not like it, just pick it up and read it as what might have happen in 1st century. I have watch all the left behind movies and planning to watch the new one even though I disagree with it it's still can be view as great Christian entertanment.
My critique on this book is much like it was for The Last Disciple in that the story line itself is very interesting and the way the authors include so much detail about Jerusalem, the Roman empire, and the culture of that time period is amazing and that alone might make this novel worth reading. The writing style itself though tends to make me want to shy away from recommending this book to others though. I forced myself through it but often wanted to just quit and move on to something more entertaining. The reason for this is the way the writers jump back and forth between story lines and they enter and exit characters with no introduction or notice.
The Last Sacrifice is written better than the Last Disciple in that it tries to stick to one story line for a few chapters and then it drops it for a long time much to my disapointment...guess you can't have it both ways.
My only other complaint for the Last Disciple series is this, the Last Sacrifice has an ending that has to lead into another book in the series, yet in all my research I could not find out when the next novel will be released!!! It is one thing to have a cliffhanger and be anxious to read the next but know you have to wait 6 months, it is another to not even know if they will publish the next novel. That is another reason I am not sure I would ever recommend this book to anybody else at least until the series is closer to being complete.
If you don't understand Preterism, this book is a fun place to start. If you want another view of Revelation, this book will give you something to think about. And, if you assume the Left Behind series is the only interpretation of Revelation, this book is a must read.
I did not give Last Sacrifice five stars because the authors spend too much time repeating what happened in the first book of the series. At some points the drama became tedious, but I very much enjoyed both books in the series.