For those who never tire of the vampire legend, which has attained a certain literary immortality, here is another tale of the legend of the undead, “The Blood Gospel.” This isn’t even comparable to Twilight or any other Vampire book I have read in my life time. This story is full of secrets being unraveled and it seems as the world my turn over to the darkside with nothing left for the humans to survive.
What follows is a rollercoaster ride of a novel that finds the trio moving among Russia, Italy and the Middle East and encountering trouble around every corner. Their pursuit of The Blood Gospel puts them in touch with some very deadly individuals, both living and undead. Included in this group is the infamous Russian known as Rasputin, still existing and just as dangerous as ever. Breathtaking battles collide with history in stunning fashion as the pursuit of the book that should not be found drives everyone involved to levels of violence that will shock and amaze.
The Blood Gospel of the title is the prize in the first book of The Order of The Sanguine series. The Sanguinists are a sect of Catholic priests that are a bit different. They are vampires, called the Strigoi, in the service of God, giving up human blood to survive on wine that is consecrated to be the blood of Jesus. They are immortal, but can die with silver. Because of their consumption of the blood of Christ, they can come out in the daylight, though it pains them, the reason priests are heavily garbed and hooded.