I started, but lost interest about half way. Too slow moving for my tastes.
Enjoyed it. Fun, quick read. I thought it would make an interesting movie. One caveat, this is only part one of the whole story.
I did not expect the kind of book it was. Im not into fantazy books or vampires but as I had started it I kept on going and was hooked and really wanted to find out the end. Its a little too much for me but It was Ok. Also gave me to think about my spirituality etc.
Normally a fan of James Rollins but not this book.
Ok...This is Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire series) meet Dan Brown's, The Da Vinci Code. While the book is well-written and imaginative it is so over-the -top ridiculous as to not be taken seriously. Read it for pure entertainment value, if you can...
It almost seemed real & I'm a huge fan of Vatican fiction...I've definitely enjoyed it. This is my first Rollins book so can't make a comparison to his other works. However if I were to compare it with Vatican fiction books, definitely encompasses a lot of Church history and archaeology and almost believable.
"In this supernaturally tinged religious thriller, the forces of good and evil race to recover a book said to be written by Christ himself, in his own blood. On the side of good are the Sanguines, an order of priests, while the evil is represented by the striogi, ghoulish vampire-like creatures with deadly ambitions. Caught in the middle are archaeologist Erin Granger, Sergeant Jordan Stone, and Father Rhun Korza. Comparisons to The Da Vinci Code are unavoidable, but The Blood Gospel stands quite well on its own; Booklist says "the pacing is heart-pounding and the conceit irresistible." And if you enjoy it, the second in the series, Innocent Blood, was published recently." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9d1abd28-fe56-4c29-b409-8b56b44bb8d0?postId=0cd57d31-6760-4fa5-bcc9-d2d17c5ffb41
Terrible book unless you are into vampire sects in the Catholic church and a gospel written in Christ's blood. And this is not the end apparently there will be more books in this series. Rollins is wasting his time writing such drivel.
Ok. So I love James Rollins. This is not his best work. The characters are not all that relatable. And it's a vampire story. I thought that fad had finally run its course. That said, I'll still read the next one.
Great premise and set-up for a good story, the ending was disappointing. Seems like this is only part 1 of a long series.
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