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The Blood Gospel

Rollins, James (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Blood Gospel


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After a shocking discovery in Masada, Israel, Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza and Dr. Erin Granger, racing against time to recover a book written by Christ's own hand, must contend with a force of ancient evil with impossible ambitions and a secret sect within the Vatican called the Sanguines.
Authors: Rollins, James, 1961-
Title: The blood gospel
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 479 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm
Summary: After a shocking discovery in Masada, Israel, Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza and Dr. Erin Granger, racing against time to recover a book written by Christ's own hand, must contend with a force of ancient evil with impossible ambitions and a secret sect within the Vatican called the Sanguines.
Additional Contributors: Cantrell, Rebecca
ISBN: 006199104X
9780061991042
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Report This Mar 06, 2014
  • mz4bibliofile rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

I am a BIG Rollins fan, just wish this book was as good as others I have read This reads like ant one of a thousand bandwagon vampire books only missing the sex interludes. Mr. Rollins we all know you can do better than this

Report This May 27, 2013
  • beerbasket rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Apr 06, 2013
  • scottekarate rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Apr 04, 2013
  • grace_ellisent rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great premise and set-up for a good story, the ending was disappointing. Seems like this is only part 1 of a long series.

Not being a fan of fantasy fiction or supernatural tales, I thought I might not enjoy this one. I was totally wrong. Good read. The story flowed smoothly and had enough action and suspense to keep me reading. 4*'s for fantasy fiction lovers.

I loved this book and hope for a sequel. Fast paced and enough action to keep me interested.

Report This Feb 11, 2013
  • 7Rossica8 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not his usual standard. Too much gratuitous violence and loose ends...shaggy dog style!

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Report This Jun 01, 2013
  • caleblang rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

caleblang thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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