Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: The Blood Gospel By: James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell

The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1)The Blood Gospel by James Rollins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ok, I am biased and if James Rollins is listed as an author I am going to buy.

The Blood Gospel is a bit different than his SIGMA series, but follows a certain way of writing - time, date, place stamped for scenes, the action, the mystery, the camaraderie of the people.

An earthquake at Masada opens something that has been sealed for many years and is deeply sought after. Enter a soldier, who was there to care for the scene and the people affected, an archaeologist, to bring some answers and uncover the secrets that once laid within, and a Vatican priest, who has many secrets to him and those he serves. They all fit the prophesy and haven't necessarily come together by chance.

The site at Masada leads them on an adventure to Germany, Russia, and the Vatican - they are not the only ones looking and know the power that lays within the pages of the Gospel that Jesus wrote in His Blood. It is a race against time and the enemy.

I really enjoyed this, but there just was something I think in my expectations that it just failed. Was it the overdoing of certain scenes - like that of an overactor, when you just roll your eyes to get through, was it the extreme development of a couple characters that kept coming up over and over, maybe the lack of connection with one of the main characters. But don't let my expectation take you away from a great writer and an interesting story.

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