|Author: Joel C. Rosenberg|
Published: 2002 by Forge
First in a series of five novels.
My Review: What a rush! A great premise, excellent writing, plenty of action and suspense, and an ending that will leave you breathlessly waiting for the next installment! However, I did have one issue: This is supposed to be the first in a Christian end times series, right? Well, some discerning readers may take issue with the usage of profanity and a gag involving homosexuality. That right there prevents me from giving this a perfect score. Other than that, this book is excellent; if Mr. Rosenberg cleaned up his act with the later books in the series--and it seems like he did--then, the next installments should be even better.
- Sex: A brief "PG"-level gag involving homosexuality. 4/5
- Nudity: The gag mentioned above involves two women being in the shower together, though no graphic terms are used. 4/5
- Language: The d-word is used about three times each; the h-word, about five times. God's name is misused once or twice, and name-calling, as well as euphemisms ("freaking") are present as well. 3/5
- Violence: Though not all that graphic, violence is pretty much in every chapter. People are hurt or killed in terrorist attacks; characters shoot at other and/or get shot at; and, there are discussions of using missiles and other military weaponry. 2/5
- Drugs: Alcoholic beverages are mentioned. 4/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: The whole book centers around terrorists attacking people and heroes trying to thwart their plans. If that's too much for you...don't read it. 1/5
- Other: Another gag involves flatulence. 4/5