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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; New edition edition (4 Dec. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857982436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857982435
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.8 x 17.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,264,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

“Nerve shredding….Like early Ray Bradbury, Rusch has the ability to switch on a universal dark.” —the Times of London Award-winning, bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has published books under many names and in many genres. Her fantasy novels about the Fey have been published all over the world, and were recently rereleased in the United States as audio books by Audible.com. She has won the World Fantasy Award and is the former editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine. She also writes fantasy novels under the name Kristine Grayson. For more information on her work, go to kristinekathrynrusch.com. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Cammie is paid by a private organisation, no pun intended, to stake out vampires and eradicate them as they slumber whilst the sun is up.
On her next case however, she just somehow forgot that vampires often have children the federal county then had to look after. Where did this blind spot come from? It turns out that Cammie too had been the child of a vampire and this spurs her to seek out the unanswered questions he has about her own history.

She leaves her job to seek out sibling Ben, who by now is developing symptoms and who has got in with the wrong crowd within a shadowy demimonde of bars, nightclubs and communities of those who either use or seek to be used.

Vampire existence seems to be all about power struggles and dominance tactics on the one hand whilst possessing uncontrollable sexual urges alongside the usual bloodlust on the other. There certainly seems to be little or no scope to escape these patterns if this is part of your hereditary make up.

The novel does, however, offer other perspectives not necessarily available to the protagonist: vampirism may not necessarily be about evil, but rather about a terrible illness.Clearly the vampire is in this novel intended above all a metaphor for child abuse and its perpetuation along with the lack of free will that accompanies any form of addiction and something of that bleak landscape does permeate the whole of the novel.

For those who like their vampires romantic, reader beware! The vampire state is depicted here as a repellent and highly destructive curse, whether or not like Cammie you choose to believe that the death penalty is the only option for Sins of the Flesh.

An interesting take on the vampire theme.
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An interesting tale about Cammie, who's employed as a vampire eradicator, who was orphaned as a child and separated from her younger brother at the same time. She decides to find out what happened to her brother, stirring up memories of her own past in the process.

A gritty tale with well written characters with a twist to the traditional vampire mythology, giving an insight into the vampire mind. My only quibble is that I thought it ended abruptly.

This is a story for fans of Vampire fiction, however, if you're looking for something like Twilight, this isn't the book for you.
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Sins of the blood, is a gritty realistic portrail of vampire life. Its nothing like the twlight sage. Its easy to read and follows two main characters as they learn to deal with what they are. I wont give the game away for its worth a read!
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Theres not much I can say about this book because it practically speaks for it's self.Great characters,great storyline,a brilliant book all round.It takes a different approach to the usual vampire story and thats what sets it apart from the other books of its kind.WELL WORTH A READ.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Suffer the Vampire Children... 30 Jan. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Okay, I found this thing by accident in one of those bargain bins where you can get ... in one of the local book stores. It was a good bargain, I got a couple of crime novels in the deal.
However, it turns out that this was a worthwhile investment of my hard won cash (I'm a student, okay? Ever penny counts)
One of the few things that surprised me about this novel is that it was all in context. There wasn't an inexplicable sex-romp in the middle that had nothing to do with the plot (Richard Laymon is guilty of that). I liked the way that the story is divided in the beginning, but then is slowly worked together, tying into one plot in the end. It makes me wonder if there is a seqel in the works, if so -- when, if not -- why not?
I tend to be a collector of vampire fiction (Anne Rice, LKH, Brian Lumley, Wendy Haley, Nancy A Collins...just to name a few) and this one stands apart, both by the rich imagery without the long-winded descriptions and the immediate action. It also has a new and interesting take on the so-called 'undead' without losing the preternatural twist that I so love.
Two thumbs up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars REAL Vampires 5 Jun. 2001
By Christine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought the book while waiting for a delayed flight and I have been in search of books by the author since. The book made vampires REAL, seemed like they are just around you! Can find no other vampire stories like this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A TREAT 1 Oct. 2010
By M. B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Readers of vampire tales rejoice: the lookout for yet another unique take on the now so overblown genre is right here. SINS OF THE BLOOD is its name and the author spares no expenses in bringing you a strong and unique story of one protagonist self-discovery among bloodsuckers. Written by sci-fi queen Kristine Kathryn Rusch, SINS OF THE BLOOD deals with more than vampirism. Individuality, inner strength, love of oneself and others are few of the themes the author successfully interlaces in her fast-moving plot. Her characters are refreshingly fleshed out and her pen never looses focus. To make a long story short, SINS OF BLOOD is a keeper. It will even impress those who are less keen on the genre. So do yourself a favor: grab a copy of this lovable book ASAP and dig in (pun intended); you won't regret it.-----Martin Boucher
5.0 out of 5 stars Reprinted! Yay! :D 12 Feb. 2015
By Kathy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I first read this more than a decade ago when I first started reading vampire novels and read through my local library's offerings. I was really disappointed when they cleared it from the shelves.

Bought a used copy several years ago but I misplaced it somewhere in storage. I'm really glad it got reprinted and with an ebook format too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rusch always does a great job of drawing the reader in and this is ... 21 Oct. 2014
By Cocomeezer - Published on Amazon.com
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This was one of those books that I couldn't put down. Lots of interesting thoughts and a slightly different take on the realm of vampires. Rusch always does a great job of drawing the reader in and this is Rusch at her finest.
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