The Blood Gospel

The Blood Gospel

Book - 2013
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An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators is sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl. But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.
ISBN: 9780061991059
Branch Call Number: ROL
Characteristics: 717 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Cantrell, Rebecca

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Kagamusha
Nov 07, 2016

Enjoyed it. Fun, quick read. I thought it would make an interesting movie. One caveat, this is only part one of the whole story.

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ghyslaine
Sep 15, 2015

I did not expect the kind of book it was. Im not into fantazy books or vampires but as I had started it I kept on going and was hooked and really wanted to find out the end. Its a little too much for me but It was Ok. Also gave me to think about my spirituality etc.

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intelligentguy
Jul 17, 2014

Normally a fan of James Rollins but not this book.

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mz4bibliofile
Mar 06, 2014

Ok...This is Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire series) meet Dan Brown's, The Da Vinci Code. While the book is well-written and imaginative it is so over-the -top ridiculous as to not be taken seriously. Read it for pure entertainment value, if you can...

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patriciali
Mar 06, 2014

It almost seemed real & I'm a huge fan of Vatican fiction...I've definitely enjoyed it. This is my first Rollins book so can't make a comparison to his other works. However if I were to compare it with Vatican fiction books, definitely encompasses a lot of Church history and archaeology and almost believable.

ChristchurchLib Jan 13, 2014

"In this supernaturally tinged religious thriller, the forces of good and evil race to recover a book said to be written by Christ himself, in his own blood. On the side of good are the Sanguines, an order of priests, while the evil is represented by the striogi, ghoulish vampire-like creatures with deadly ambitions. Caught in the middle are archaeologist Erin Granger, Sergeant Jordan Stone, and Father Rhun Korza. Comparisons to The Da Vinci Code are unavoidable, but The Blood Gospel stands quite well on its own; Booklist says "the pacing is heart-pounding and the conceit irresistible." And if you enjoy it, the second in the series, Innocent Blood, was published recently." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9d1abd28-fe56-4c29-b409-8b56b44bb8d0?postId=0cd57d31-6760-4fa5-bcc9-d2d17c5ffb41

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petermagyar
Sep 20, 2013

I am a BIG Rollins fan, just wish this book was as good as others I have read This reads like ant one of a thousand bandwagon vampire books only missing the sex interludes.
Mr. Rollins we all know you can do better than this

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beerbasket
May 27, 2013

Terrible book unless you are into vampire sects in the Catholic church and a gospel written in Christ's blood. And this is not the end apparently there will be more books in this series. Rollins is wasting his time writing such drivel.

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scottekarate
Apr 06, 2013

Ok. So I love James Rollins. This is not his best work. The characters are not all that relatable. And it's a vampire story. I thought that fad had finally run its course. That said, I'll still read the next one.

grace_ellisent Apr 04, 2013

Great premise and set-up for a good story, the ending was disappointing. Seems like this is only part 1 of a long series.

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caleblang
Jun 01, 2013

caleblang thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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