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Excellent sequel to The Blood Gospel,
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This review is from: Innocent Blood: The Order of the Sanguines Series (Hardcover)
In Innocent Blood, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell have achieved the remarkable. They have created a sequel worthy of one of my favourite thrillers of the year, The Blood Gospel (Order of the Sanguines). And in short order, too, for which I'm especially grateful. This is not a type of world in which I'm normally comfortable - vampires, monsters, angels, warrior priests, immortals walk through these pages but while this would normally put me off, Rollins and Cantrell have the ability to ground them in reality. Jordan and Erin, our entirely human heroes, albeit touched by something else, are completely believable characters and their struggle to comprehend this alternative world that they have been pulled into helps the reader to do just the same. Equally important is the way that the characters, whether good or evil, have been given complex motivations and inspirations.
Innocent Blood is a supernatural, mystical thriller that sends shivers down the spine while keeping you hanging on to every word. The action pounds along from start to finish, racing through countries, all wonderfully described. It is beautifully and carefully written, both authors working together perfectly. Its twists are powerful and the atmosphere is extraordinarily rich and consuming. This is storytelling at its best and now one of my very favorite thriller series.