Mark of Evil, The End Series #4
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Mark of Evil brings to life the power of the internet and how this can be used to control people. Another aspect is the BIDTag which reminds me of the modern pet ID chip. The book is thrilling from start to finish leaving the reader on the edge of their seat as Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall spell out the battle between the Remnant after the rapture and the anti-christ's governmental power. If you are just starting the series, begin with the first book, Edge of Apocalypse and go through in chronological order. Awesome reading and will strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ.
April 22, 2014
The first three novels in this series were extraordinary, beginning with Edge of Apocalypse, next Thunder of Heaven, followed by Brink of Chaos, concluding with Mark of Evil. Mark of Evil is a fictional story of what occurs on the earth after believers are taken to heaven, referring to the Rapture. Personally, I havenÃ¢ÂÂt made a purposeful point to study end time events, so donÃ¢ÂÂt read this book looking for answers. Read the Bible if you desire to understand more of what God has and hasnÃ¢ÂÂt revealed about what is to occur before Jesus returns.
Mark of Evil lays out the fictional underground church in many nations that has joined the Global Alliance group. The United States is not one of the participants and is under the leadership of a man named Colliquin whose sole desire is to be The One people look to. Colliquin has hired many workers to reprogram those who have the tag under their skin and also has plans to overtake the internet worldwide. Readers will be able to tell whose side this fictional player works for and it isnÃ¢ÂÂt good; in fact, it is downright evil.
Ethan March was chosen to head the group Joshua Jordan had founded and operated. He had left behind a series of video messages for his predecessor to lead him through the Tribulation time. The threat on EthanÃ¢ÂÂs life is never-ending and he is always trying to stay one step ahead of the Global Alliance. There are others who desire to advance the kingdom of God as well as those who wish to destroy it completely.
Toward the end of the novel, the pace of the action gains speed along with an increase in the level of tension. There are many characters that are operating underneath the radar of the evil one in order to avoid capture and torture. Some are caught and killed, others are given knowledge and supernatural guidance in escaping, but the audience will be caught up trying to figure out who will or will not escape.
There is an aspect of the hope that the gospel brings throughout the book, which is great. There is also a budding romance that began in the third novel of this series and continues here. Although I enjoyed reading the book, I think the first two were the best of all four, but donÃ¢ÂÂt pass up reading a good suspense novel!
March 18, 2014
Great fast-paced fiction!
If you have been wondering if maybe after the rapture, things would be OK if you were maybe left behind, then you need to read Mark of Evil by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall. It sounds far out and techno crazy, but the way our world is going, it could happen.
Those who were Ã¢ÂÂleft behindÃ¢ÂÂ are working diligently to save lives and bring more people into a saving relationship with Christ.
However, it isnÃ¢ÂÂt easy! Far out technical inventions that are so sophisticated that you are sure the enemy might be able to read your mind have been put into use! Then there is a decidedly demonic and murderous former Vice President who became president under very suspicious circumstances. She has now set her sights on being head of the Global Alliance for Region One, The United States, Canada and Mexico. She will stop at nothing to reach her goal. Can she succeed?
Meanwhile, plans are being made to take over the internet and to insert Global Behavior Modification, with the goal of trying to control everyoneÃ¢ÂÂs behavior. Well, you see what I mean. You simply do not want to be here! Reading about this is fun, but to have to live through it, No way!
LaHaye and Parshall have taken The End series one step up from Left Behind and added complicated technology to write a compelling, scary tribulation story. Could evil really be this evil? Read Mark of Evil to find out. But before you do, you will want to make very sure that you will not be Ã¢ÂÂLeft Behind.Ã¢ÂÂ See John 3:16,17 for complete instructions.
March 11, 2014
Mark of Evil by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall is one wild read. This is the kind of story that you just have to tell everyone that you are not to be bothered and you enjoy the ride. The idea that this is even a possibility is scary because all I can say is to pray. When everything we know and trust to always be available is suddenly gone can be one of the scariest realizations in our world. Which is exactly how this story is and I will say I was both thrilled and freaked out by the close resemblance to our time or maybe I was seeing those close proximities. Either way this story had me hooked from the first chapter to the last sentence and this kind of nail biting reading has never been a favorite of mine. So, with that being said I highly recommend this story of a world completely upside down for those who wish to see what it will take to survive this kind of turmoil. I was given a review copy and all thoughts are my own.
January 28, 2014