Yes, the writing style is simple, but that just makes the book(s) easier too read. I feel that the writers have come a good distance with character development, as I find myself actually caring what happens to them and feeling some emotion with what they are going through.
Okay, so another reason to dislike these books is the good math. Basic maths mean that she was pregnant for 13 months at a minimum.
Things continue to pick up as the world faces more and more Trumpet Judgements. Getting further into the Tribulation-the period after the Rapture but before the Glorious Appearing- the worlds surviving population is facing yet another large blow to its numbers. With the so-called blessing of the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia, the great conference of witnesses is scheduled to occur in Israel. Carpathia, not wanting to be outshone, makes a special guest appearance. It is on the last day of this conference that all hell breaks loose. Buck is unable to make it onto the plane at all leaving him injured and stranded in Israel. Now that everything is running on solar power, courtesy of the Global Community, this complicates Bucks plans for rescue even further. You find yourself wondering if our Tribulation Force will ever catch a break knowing fully well that they will not.
In this, the fifth book of the "Left Behind" series, the writing has definitely improved, for the most part. In this book, we are reminded of the revelation in the "Soul Harvest" that Carpathia had Bruce Barnes poisoned. The story, however, is still the same flaccid, tepid series of escapes, rescues, and chases that we have become used to from these authors.
And all of the gas stations are ok to the point they have no problems always having gas for the cars, after a major earthquake? The characters are in and out of danger, they're having a baby, and there is some good scripture written throughout the book.
You'd think with a book called Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed there would at the very least be a character names Apollyon in the book. There are however these ridiculous demon hybrid locusts.
This book also had some crazy "intense" moments in it, where the heroes are forced to escape danger as best they can.
Jenkins in their book Apollyon Book Five in the Left Behind series published by Tyndale House Publishers takes us to the events of Chapter 9, verses 1-12 in Revelation, the last book of The Bible. In the Bible book of Revelation an Angel is dispatched to the bottomless pit with a key. These locusts have a leader, "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Dr. LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins provide a fictional background for the real events that the final book of The Bible, Revelation, speak about: the end times.