The Blood Gospel

The Blood Gospel

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061991042
Characteristics: 479 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cantrell, Rebecca


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KAWeist Jul 18, 2019

I can appreciate the gore and some of the suspense in the novel. Unfortunately, the writing lacks subtlety. There is a romantic subplot that is particularly painful to read, with a female character who acts as the epitome of the "Horny Hypocrite" in literature (The writers go out of their way to discuss how the character isn't swayed by men, but the minute the "hot" army guy comes in, her character turns into a pile of goo and spends way too much time obsessing over him). I also feel that the discussion related to religion and Christianity is forced. It reminded me of the "Transformers: The Last Knight" film. In that film, it states that the Transformers were involved in the Legends of King Arthur, and in freeing the slaves in America, to name a few ridiculous examples. In this book, both the good guys and the bad guys are thrust into history in far-fetched scenarios.

Jul 14, 2019

A promising and exciting beginning, then at about page 75 or so, you find out the nature of the forces aligned against our heroes and it's downhill from there. I should have shut the book for good right then but I didn't. This combined third-rate DaVinci Code elements with the worst Twilight-type sappy mooniness. And it committed the sin that the best book series never do - no conclusion to the story, no resolution to some of the plotlines; it just stops and you're supposed to pick up everything in the next installment. Such a disappointment because I'm a very big fan of Rollins' SIGMA novels.

I have so little time to read right now and I wasted it on this stupid book...

Sep 25, 2017

I started, but lost interest about half way. Too slow moving for my tastes.

Nov 07, 2016

Enjoyed it. Fun, quick read. I thought it would make an interesting movie. One caveat, this is only part one of the whole story.

Sep 15, 2015

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.

Jul 17, 2014

Normally a fan of James Rollins but not this book.

Mar 06, 2014

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...

patriciali Mar 06, 2014

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.

ChristchurchLib Jan 13, 2014

"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

May 27, 2013

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.

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