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Darkening Skies
Book SeriesLeft Behind: The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release DateOctober, 2001
Preceded ByTerror in the Stadium
Followed ByAttack of Apollyon

"Darkening Skies" is the 18th book the Left Behind: The Kids series. Its release date was in October of 2001. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

With nowhere to turn, Judd and Lionel must trust the son of a Global Community officer to lead them to safety. Fearful that Melinda will turn them in, Vicki and the rest of the Young Trib Force begin a frantic search for her. As another judgement rocks the planet, the kids wonder whether Judd and Lionel will ever make it home.

Notable Characters

Original members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Believers:

Global Community:



  • First appearance of Sam Goldberg since book 10.
  • First appearance of Janie McCanyon since book 8.
  • It is revealed that Mark Eisman's and John Preston's aunt succumbed to injuries received in the wrath of the lamb earthquake.
  • Death of Ken Ritz.
  • Death of Taylor Graham.
  • Death of Hasina Kamen.
  • First physical appearance of Mr. Goldberg since book 7. His voice is heard in book 10 by Judd, though.
  • It is revealed that Carl Meninger sent Mark the mysterious message in book 17. Carl writes that he wants to speak to Mark about his late cousin, John.
  • First appearance of Jamal.
  • First appearance of Lina.
  • First appearance of Nada.
  • Kasim is mentioned.
  • It is revealed that Mr. Goldberg helped the Ben-Judah family until Tsion Ben-Judah proclaimed his faith in Jesus.
  • It is revealed that Mr. Goldberg started working for the Global Community after the deaths of Tsion Ben-Judah's family.
  • As of this book, Mark is the last remaining member of the Eisman-Preston family.
  • As of this book, Conrad is the last surviving member of the Graham family.
  • Last time the names of Dan Ben-Judah and Nina Ben-Judah would be written until book 40.


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