Top critical review
on 12 July 2017
I am enjoying this series. But the set would have been much better as 6 or 7. The writers decided on 12 books (nice number) but lack the writing ability tor make that work.
Continuity is often a problem: substories which have been dragging on simply peter out without an obvious conclusion. In this book, there are many pages dealing with exploits in Greece, and episode which was getting a bit tedious. Then all of a sudden, the book moved on to a new subplot. What happened?
Another issue is how crucial aspects are ignored. A million Christians are holed up in the ancient city of Petra. I haven't visited the site, but I doubt such a large number would fit. They are sustained by abundant springwater and by mana - nice touch. But there is no mention of bathroom (toilet) facilities. That would be a hige issue after a single day.
Still, we follow the characters through the Tribulation and feel for them. Particularly are the scenes involving the Antichrist who by now is showing his true colours as the world descends into chaos. Yes, the books could have been so much better, but they are stil la great effort, and a great set of books to read.