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Avg. Rating: 4.26
Expected more from from ole nick
I eagerly bought Nicolae with the expectation of it to be fast moving and for it to delve more deeply into his evil,but it just didn't happen.then half way thru the book it stalled out with a recap of what's happened in the two previous books.I'm sorry gentleman,but I had already read them and did not need a reminder.I had thought that with the title,Nicolae would come to the forefront as the anti-christ,instead of taking a back seat to the heroes of the story.I still don't know anything about the character,other than he's the anti-christ.I don't know what is in store for the crew and will keep reading the rest of the series,but I was disappointed in Nicolae.
Nicolae Carpathia chills every reader in this thriller!
Okay, so it's not very suspenseful. But, you have to admit, it's VERY exciting!
Let's not dance around it anymore: Nicolae Carpathia is the Antichrist. His character fully developed by now, Carpathia seethes evil, making you wish you were in the book so you could be the one to give him the "fatal head wound" described in the Bible! With each new paragraph, the reader is given a new idea of just how incredibly evil this man truly is...and then reminded that he is STILL just a human. Only in Book 7, the Indwelling, does he become possessed by Satan himself.
The entire book is spent developing Carpathia's character, eavesdropping on him, watching him conceive his plans and carry them out without so much as an ounce of remorse. As he takes off in a plane from Los Angeles, he gives one of his aides a simple command: "Trigger." He means, "Trigger the detonation for the bombs on Los Angeles." In seconds, a vast portion of L.A. is blown to bits for no reason at all as Carpathia simply smiles from above.
If you have read my reviews of Left Behind and Tribulation Force, you get the routine by now: Read both the book and the Scriptures of Revelation and Daniel to see how you interpret their prophecies. After all, even though entertainment is certainly a factor in Left Behind, the point is that the events described in the books reflect those which actually will happen. The important part is that you are not left behind as well, because in reality, the true Antichrist will be ten times as evil as the authors of Left Behind could ever dream him to be.
I have found the series to be Biblically sound and without fault. There are those who disagree with this, and that is their opinion. I respect it. But when the issue of where you will spend eternity after your death is being discussed, it's some serious stuff. I strongly advise that you read the books and the Scriptures with an open mind and realize that there are so many out there who believe this will be real. It's not a decision I, or your friends, or the authors of the books can make for you; it's a decision that you, yourself, must make.
Thanks for reading; I'd love to hear your comments and questions about the books or my reviews! Write me at JKuntzman@juno.com.
"Follow your dream always, and your regrets will be few." ~~Jacob Seth Kuntzman
Non-Stop, Edge of your seat thriller
The third installment of the Left Behind series starts at the begining of the tribulation. After the start of World War III, the Tribulation Force struggles for survival as Nicolae Carpathia (The Antichrist) unleases his war machine against those who oppose the newly formed Global Community (formally the UN). Adding a particularly good twist to the story. two of the core members of the Tribulation Force are now employed buy the Antichrist creating a high amount of tension that serves to be very infomative for the reader. The members of the trib force in this third installment are now without a leader due to their previous leader dying under mysterious conditions. The book escalates and proves to be a page turner that you will find difficlut to put down. Action and suspense are ever present, as the reader is taken to locales such as Iraq were the throne of the antichrist is, Chicago, and a harrowing escape/rescue from Isreal which is perhaps some of the best suspenseful writing of our time.
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