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Subject: The Blood Gospel
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 12:28 PM ET
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The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series-James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

Just finished reading this one. I've always been a James Rollins fan but not a Vampire fan.  Well, I must say this has changed that a bit when it comes to Vampires.  Rollins has always been a master of the thriller with DaVinci code type twists, turns and clues.  Teaming up with Rebecca Cantrell, a "Vampire Type Tale" writer is great collaboration.  Here you have a female archeologist, a highly trained US soldier and a....get this....a warrior Catholic priest that just happens to be a vampire (actual there is an entire order of his type "The Sanguines".  They get into a fight with the bad vampires over the search for a lost gospel, this one written in the blood of Christ.

Read the description in the Goodreads link above.  This was a good one!

-RD

Date Posted: 2/3/2014 1:45 PM ET
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Thanks for the recommendation.  Just added it to my wish list.

 

Date Posted: 2/4/2014 9:39 AM ET
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Me too. Thanks Rob.

Date Posted: 2/6/2014 6:22 AM ET
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Look interesting. Added to my WL!

Date Posted: 2/12/2014 10:27 AM ET
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I am a huge Rollins fan; have all his books, read most at least twice.

But I did not like this one nearly as much, not much at all, and I'm trying to remember why (had it on pre-order so it's been a while). Did it venture more into romance territory?

I also more recently read the sequel (from the library, this time), and thought it was much better.

Date Posted: 2/12/2014 10:36 AM ET
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Some Romance; more than usual for Rollins, but I'm sure the romance stuff was written by her along with the Vampire stuff.

-RD

Date Posted: 2/12/2014 2:36 PM ET
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James Rollins writes fantasy under the name James Clemens. I really enjoyed his series about witches. Starts with Wit'ch Fire. I have no idea of Cantrell wrote the vamp stuff or not but Rollins is no stranger to the supernatural.



Last Edited on: 2/12/14 2:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 9:51 AM ET
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wow, I never knew Rollins wrote those w'chfire books. I have them on my kindle; got them a long time ago but can't remember much about them. I'll have to check those out again. I'm thinking I never even finished or read them all.

I love paranormal (not all paranormal, but what I think is good), and I love Rollins, but somehow when he mixes the two those books have never quite grabbed me.