Oh and the infamous double wedding between Buck and Chloe and Rayford and Amanda takes place. I really can't comment much on it, save to say that I'm surprised "Love, honour, and obey" wasn't in their vows. I thought someone as patriarchial as Ellanjay would insist upon that. Oh and Rayford and Amanda are moving to New Babylon because the anti-Christ wants all his staff there.
Next up, Bruce and Judd go on a trip around the world and somehow they manage to do this without seeing anything worthy of note. Again, at least Dan Brown, for all his faults, gives you a description of the places his hero goes.
First up is Australia then they go to Indonesia and it's about as boring to type as it is to read. Apparently everyone's dying to hear Bruce's message despite the fact everyone's supposed to be an eeevil athiest now. Oh and Bruce has a heart attack during a flight. But don't worry: people are only allowed to die manly deaths of martyrdom, not heart attacks.
Chaya's mom shows up again in the next chapter and we find out she has cancer. Chaya naturally decides now's her chance to chalk one up on her fuselage and begins trying to convert her.
Meanwhile, the manly men are still trying to talk Mark out of being in the militia by pointing out that if he does join the militia in their attack on the NWO, Rayford's life would be in danger. :cue dramatic prairie dog: This is important because since Rayford is LaHaye's self-insert, he matters above all other human life.
Anyway, I still like Mark because again, he's willing to do something, no matter how futile it may be, to try to prevent the suffering the anti-Christ will bring. That's a hell of a lot more than what the YTF or the TF are willing to do.
Here's a quote from Mark:
"Have any of you considered the possibility that I'm right? I'm going to fight the enemy of this country and the enemy of our souls. People are going to die no matter what. You ought to support me and be thankful the militia is willing to put it all on the line."
Again, the child soldier thing sickens me, especially since didn't Judd want to be a child soldier a few chapters ago, but I feel a need to repeat this: at least they're doing something unlike Bruce "Useless" Barnes and everyone else in this novel.
And that's it for this week.