Everything speeds up in this one. The marriages, the parenthood, the political regimes and the murders. A new character comes in the narrative and you won't be opposed to his open minded way of viewing Christianity. Tragedies will cause to fall in love with the characters even more, fighting for their souls. I haven't started the next book in the pre-series but you can bet when i go home I will start on it ASAP!
My husband is a big Left Behind fan and has read all the original books in the series. This is the 2nd of the prequels he's read. He was supposed to save it for his holiday but it was finished before the holiday started. He's now recommending it to other Left Behind fans.