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Review: 4. Blood Prophecy by Stefan Petrucha...

January 7, 2011
I asked for this one because the cover looked really neat--all dark and broody... And it's about a vampire. Who isn't all sparkly and stuff... ;)

blood prophecy
Title: Blood Prophecy
Author: Stefan Petrucha
ISBN-13: 9780446555999
ARC: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2010
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Hachette Book Group

drey's thoughts:
Stefan Petruchas' Blood Prophecy tells the story of a faithful man turned into a beast, who then spends a lifetime trying to redeem himself and save his soul.

Jeremiah Fell's journey starts in 1644 in Dedham, a Massachusetts Bay Colony, when he is infected by a nightmarish creature, and eventually heads towards the desert lands of Egypt and Syria. Why? To find a stone, a mystical stone that according to legend could cure him of this plague in his body. Or unleash a darkness that'll swallow the whole world...

Character: Jeremiah is an interesting character--a one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old vampire who's lived without drinking human blood, without giving in to the beast that rides his consciousness, sustaining himself instead on rodents and mammals. He is educated (well, he did have the time), articulate, honorable, and is single-minded in achieving his goal of redemption. There are only a few other characters who remotely interested me--Amala, an Arab woman who can decipher the hieroglyphs on the stone, and Hylic, a Russian mercenary whose original purpose was in destroying the stone.

Pace & Plot: I thought the plot was interesting, and I liked the French-infused (as in language) narrative. The biblical and cultural references are all up my alley. The pace however, could have used a bit more oomph in the section between his infection and when he starts his travels.

drey's rating: 3/5 Good: Blood Prophecy is a vampire story infused with a blend of history and exotic locations, but could move faster.

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wheels209 said...

Hey Drey,
You make this book sound so tempting. I think the pace would be a problem for me. Plus I don't want to loose my reading groove with Unholy Ghost. Yes, I am still on that book, still good. I only have a few more pages to go until the end. I don't like to rush things you

Take care my friend. Have a great weekend.

❤Stephanie! said...

I haven't gotten the opportunity to read this one yet, but your review really wants to make me go out and pick it up! :) Really hope I get to soon!


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