Saturday, November 3, 2012

Action, a Biblical Mystery, Strange Humanlike Creature, and Romance: The Blood Gospel by James Rollins

Dr. Erin Granger is working a dig in Caesarea when she's called away to examine some ancient ruins discovered during an earthquake at Masada that left everyone, except one boy, dead. She teams up with a special forces unit, led by Sgt. Jordan Stone, that is examining the find. A strange priest, Father Korza, arrives at the site and attatches himself to the team.

Examining the ruins they discover that they are on the track of a centuries old book, the blood gospel. However, they're not the only ones looking for the book. A strange, humanlike, group with supernatural powers, the strigoi, are also after the book.

I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. The characters are appealing. The supernatural foes, and friends, are fascinating, and the hunt takes them to fascinating locals. The book is a little long, but if you enjoy this sort of fiction, you'll want it to last. This is a great book for reading during a snowstorm when you can just curl up and enjoy. 

I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.