Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Blood Gospel - James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrall

The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1)The Blood Gospel by James Rollins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

James Rollins delivers again. This is his second combination effort with Rebecca Cantrell after the short story The City of Screams.

The plot is fast paced and has multiple twists and turns which suit Rollins style of writing. Cantrell makes the impossible believable and that takes the novel to the next level.

The Order of Sanguines is an ancient Order formed from the reformed strigoi . They walk in the path shown by Jesus and are true to their vows given to him.

The strigoi are mindless vampires who slake their bloodthirstiness by feeding and turning humans.. the order has long fought against them. But now a new threat has emerged strigoi mated with human known as the Belial, who follow a foe who is as remarkable as he is ruthless.

In the center of this tug of war is a Gospel written by the Lord himself in his own blood, to help mankind at its most perilous moment.

The lot is gripping and writing keeps you on the edge hungry for more. The Book 1 of a new series in The Order of Sanguines is good enough to keep me on the tenterhooks for the remaining two books of the trilogy.

The chemistry between Father Rhun Korza, Sergent Jordan Stone and D. Erin Granger is dynamic enough to keep the plot and the action moving forward.

The explosive revelation of who the antagonist is in the whole plot at the end makes the ending all the more better. A good read in all.

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