For every faith and fear there is a beginning;behind every truth and legend there is a story. Ancient Jewish tradition teaches that all the evils of the world are focussed on Jerusalem so begins the prologue to the tale of the birth of vampirism. As a new cult spreads across the empire a former soldier finds himself drawn into the mystery that lies behind the disappearances from local farms. As he fights for both his family and his sanity, he is forced to confront the true nature of evil and its ultimate demands. VAMPIRE A.D. 70 tells the start of the legend that lies at the deepest place of the human heart. Written by an ex-priest the book is theologically rich but unfolds at an astonishing pace. The legend begins.
Darren Bailey (Spyridon by ordination) is a Greek Orthodox priest who serves in Herefordshire and Shropshire, England. He was previously an Anglican minister but converted to Orthodoxy in 2002.
To date he has written eight books of poetry and two novels: VAMPIRE AD 70 and LOST VOICES.
Much of his writing is concerned with the struggles of human existence. His work is theologically rich while remaining extremely accessible. The End Crowns The Struggle brings together in one volume the best of his poetry.
His latest book, Journey To Mount Athos explores the life of the monks on the Holy Mountain as Bailey visits different monasteries. There he encounters the wisdom and spirituality of Orthodox Christianity. This book appears under his ordained name Father Spyridon Bailey and is available on Amazon as a paperback and on Kindle.