The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series PDF

The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series PDF


10 thoughts on “The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series

  1. Shane O& Shane O& says:

    This is a book I had wanted to read for so long Every ingredient in the synopsis whetted my taste buds it is so my kind of book Unfortunately I spend the majority of my time in Norway and ordered it at my UK address Okay I accept I do stupid things on occasion My embarrassment was compounded when one of the authors asked me if I had read it after I had told himher I won't say which one that I couldn't wait It was well worth waiting for anyway I could read this book a dozen timesI won't bore any of you by repeating half of the synopsis as it's up there in black and white for your perusal What I will do is say what I loved about it I have always loved Rollins' style and the kind of book he writes To me he is akin to Dan Brown but with a keener edge Where Brown takes a breather with lengthy descriptions of historical locations which is okay for a history buff such as myself Rollins just ploughs on with the story and never relents with his pace Of course this is a collaboration with Ms Cantrell and together I feel they are a formidable partnershipA cocktail of ancient mysteries cults vampires of both persuasions secret societies the Nazis a host of historical greats and the Catholic Church What could a reader want? I liked also the use of three main protagonists as opposed to the usual ritual of hero plus oneusually female All three have their intricacies and complexities that keep them interesting as well as their individual interactions with each other that bring us to identify with and care for them I loved too the introduction of many great historical figures going back two thousand years I don't give spoilers so you will have to read the story for yourselves but they each add real substance to the book leading up to the final excellent twist at the endBlood Gospel is an action packed fast paced thrilling read that I would recommend to anyone I'm going straight to now to order Innocent Blood I know it will be money well spent Five glowing stars from me


  2. Cherei Cherei says:

    WOW James Rollins really stepped outside of his comfort zone with 'Blood Gospel' I didn't get caught up in the wave of 'Twilight' readers or movies So haven't really read many vampire books Though one does NOT walk away thinking vampires when finished with 'Blood Gospel'I really like the terminology he introduced in the story It separates out Rollins works into a genre of it's own I truly TRULY enjoyed the read Now the HISTORY That's where he get me every time From the siege at Masada to modern day Rome I'm sorry I'm not very elouent with words but in my own way I'm trying to tap out I LOVED THIS BOOK WOW I was lucky enough to get an advance copy to read If you've not put this one on your wishlist do so now It's the MUST read novel for 2013


  3. Spinster Spinster says:

    I love archaeology relics religious conspiracies and vampires so I was hoping for a good ride but The Blood Gospel just didn't work for me I felt like it was riding the success of a bunch of bestsellers without adding anything original or even that interesting to the mixThe book was clearly trying to create a sinister atmosphere with the constant underground tunnels and caverns and torches and scary beasts like wolves and bats and bears Oh come on Why can't there be a bad bunny for a change instead of feeding people's fears of already misunderstood species? In the end the atmosphere felt pompous than anything else I think it was the action guns and big booms that took the focus from the story itself leaving me yawning Some action is good even preferred in these types of books but enough is enoughOne of the few things I liked about this book was Grigori's character He was the only one who intrigued me as a character not a stereotype of a good or a bad guy like the rest of them The funniest thing about the characters was that the only two really good guys in a bigger role were American What a shocker As a European I could feel a little offended that the book insinuates there's something wrong with all of us foreigners but it's just too funny Like the German archaeology student who gets upset when the Bible isn't referred to as an academic book I mean really? That was a hard one to imagineI like religion as a theme in fiction but mainly only when the subject is approached from a scientific point of view what it means for different people what in the holy books is actual fact and what is metaphor and so on In The Blood Gospel the religion was pretty much shoved in your face in the form of a lecture and apparently Catholicism is the way to go if you wish to go to heaven Also enough with the Bible uotes and prayers already It's like when I read a sci fi book you can and should explain the laws of physics or whatever that are relevant but don't fill the book with endless formulas or geek talk because I just don't careOn the whole I think the book was unnecessarily prolonged glorying in violence blood and gore there was far too much destruction my heart bled for the priceless historical buildings and artefacts that got wiped away it had really lame punchlines and the romance part was ridiculous Ending a book in a cliffhanger should be illegal although I'm probably not going to read the next installment Still I'm giving it 2 stars because of Grigori OK pacing and the few pieces of historical trivia I got out of it


  4. Jaidee Jaidee says:

    4 holy tamale stars 35 stars really for the writing and a bonus half star because the story was so damn exciting and horrificWow this was soooooooooooooo damn good Not literature but a mass market paperback that made me tremble with excitement and frightened me a number of times so that I did not want to go to sleep without my bedside lamp on lowA sexy vampire priest a pretty and smart female archaeologist and a macho but somewhat annoying American army sergeant hunt for a gospel written by Jesus himself There are so many tight and fascinating twists and turns A fascinating mix of science history religion and the supernaturalWay to go Mr Rollins and Ms Cantrell You have created a story that I am soooo excited to see to its apocalyptic climaxI am so looking forward to book 2


  5. Steven Steven says:

    The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca CantrellPublished 2013 William MorrowStars ★★★★★Review also posted at Slapdash Sundry Doesn't matter how many times I read this book this reread makes #3 I am consistently impressed with Rollins and Cantrell's ability to tie supernatural elements seamlessly into historical events blending and merging the two to create a fantastic story of good versus evil betrayal and redemption and Rollins' typical save the world scenario Couple that with some amazingly written and developed characters and you've got yourself one hell of a fun rompNow on to a reread of book two before I tackle the final installment


  6. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    I am not rating this book as I didn't finish ita lot I didn't get that far into it and I've had people get upset when I rated books I'd not finished and had what I thought were valid reasons for giving a rating I won't comment here on the writing or the story telling Maybe the characters are some of the best ever to grace the pages of literature I don't know I couldn't get passed the vileness of the book itselfLook if you aren't offended by the book I'm not criticizing you or judging you Though I do want to give a heads up to Christian readers who may be offended I see a couple of friends here on GR who are Christians and they read the book without my reaction so I leave it to youWe open the book insulting both the Christian and Jewish religion Christ's name and Jewish traditions are invoked at what is essentially the human sacrifice of a little girl First off Christians weren't at the siege of Masada This was a last stand battle of Jewish Zealots and ended in a mass suicide to keep from falling into Roman handsThe storyline uses it as part of it's ritual Just story telling to some maybe so as I said no rating I leave it to youThe book revolves around the idea of a volume written by Christ the contents of which can be disastrousLook Christ brought one Gospel the word Gospel means good news which casts odd implications around the title of this novel to begin with The actual real Gospel has been misrepresented and twisted enough The idea of this book just makes me sigh and feel I need a bath Jesus brought the Good News that through His act human kind is forgiven All the uestions like how can a good God allow this or do that boil down to one thing He doesn't He has given humanity it's head so to speak This is a human world run by human ideas and actions and if allowed to run it's course we will eventually destroy it and ourselvesHumanity is in rebellion against God isn't it? Be honest with yourself about prevalent ideas and beliefs God has simply reserved to Himself the right to say no I won't allow you to destroy yourself That's the point He took the penalty for everyoneI won't argue the details as I know other Christians will now want to argue details and specific doctrinesThis book is actually based on Jesus having written another book Yes it's fictional yes we go into it knowing it's fictional But it misrepresents Christ and uses Him as fictional CharacterSo I could say but I won't As noted reading the book leaves me feeling as if I need a bath You make up your own mind


  7. J.F. Penn J.F. Penn says:

    This is James Rollins Rebecca Cantrell on the edge of blasphemy and I loved the book devouring it in two sittings Opening with a glimpse into the heart of Masada Israel a dark tomb is revealed As it is destroyed in an earthuake three survivors escape to face a demonic creature before a priesthood come to spirit them away on a mission to save mankind Packed full of fast paced action vampires and corrupted creatures religious themes and emotional resonance Blood Gospel will delight fans of Rollins My only criticism is that it is only the first of a new series and I hate waiting


  8. Emma Emma says:

    25 stars but I’m feeling kind I’ve never read this author before and on the basis of this I m not sure I will in the future It was a meh blend of Dan Brown Sanctus and a romance novel I’m not a Christian but I didn’t like the idea of trying to include Vampires in Church cannon Generic and nothing original Walk on by


  9. Simona Simona says:

    I really feel bad to give one star to a book so I think that I need to explain myselfSince the book is all about suspence I have to alert that from this point all this review is going to be a HUGE spoilerview spoiler Reading this book I got the feeling that the authors decided that the two best commercial trends in books are vampires and shocking revelations about Jesus and the church so they put the two together to write this oneUnfortunately I generally dislike books about vampires with superpowers andor sexy yes I tried Charlaine Harris Laurell Hamiltonand I still prefer Bram Stoker and I am tired about books about descendants of Mary Magdalen cousins of Judas friends of John the Baptist new Gospels all powerful holy relics and so on and I don't think that mixing two old ideas you can obtain a good new oneThe plot is fast but not brilliantYou have good vampires bad vampires and a couple of humans that manage to immediately fall in love among all the chaos; and chaos it is because the authors aren't interested in small deeds and in two strokes they manage to destroy Masada and Vatican City Apparently the happy couple is all that stands between us and the end of the world which will happen in the next book since this one conveniently ends on a cliffhanger I feel that this book is a product expecially concocted for commercial purposes Not a bad thing in itself but not exactly my taste hide spoiler


  10. Crystal Falconer Crystal Falconer says:

    Anyone who loves archaeology combined with religious conspiracy combined with vampire legend will LOVE this novelCan't wait to read the rest of the series


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The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series [PDF / Epub] ☀ The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series By James Rollins – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk An earthuake in Masada Israel kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain A trio of investigators—Sergeant Jordan Stone a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza a Vati An earthuake in Masada Israel kills hundreds Gospel: The eBook ↠ and reveals a tomb The Blood Epub / buried in the heart of the mountain A trio of investigators—Sergeant Jordan Blood Gospel: The eBook ☆ Stone a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza a Vatican priest; and Blood Gospel: The Order of ePUB ´ Dr Erin Granger a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist—are sent to explore the macabre discovery a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girlBut a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb’s sarcophagus a book rud to have been written by Christ’s own hand a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity But the enemy who hounds them is like no other a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunningFrom crumbling tombs to splendorous churches Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternityHere is a novel that is explosive in its revelation of a secret history Why do Catholic priests wear pectoral crosses Why are they sworn to celibacy Why do the monks hide their countenances under hoods And why does Catholicism insist that the consecration of wine during Mass results in its transformation to Christ’s own blood The answers to all go back to a secret sect within the Vatican one whispered Blood Gospel: The Order of ePUB ´ as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself a shadowy order known simply as the SanguinesIn the end be warned some books should never be found never opened—until now.

  • Paperback
  • 479 pages
  • The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series
  • James Rollins
  • English
  • 08 November 2014
  • 9780062247872

About the Author: James Rollins

James Rollins is the New York Gospel: The eBook ↠ Times bestselling author of The Blood Epub / international thrillers His writing has been translated into than forty languages and Blood Gospel: The eBook ☆ has sold than million books The New York Times says “Rollins Blood Gospel: The Order of ePUB ´ is what you might wind up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together” NPR calls his work “Adventurous and enormously engrossing”.


10 thoughts on “The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series

  1. Shane O& Shane O& says:

    This is a book I had wanted to read for so long Every ingredient in the synopsis whetted my taste buds it is so my kind of book Unfortunately I spend the majority of my time in Norway and ordered it at my UK address Okay I accept I do stupid things on occasion My embarrassment was compounded when one of the authors asked me if I had read it after I had told himher I won't say which one that I couldn't wait It was well worth waiting for anyway I could read this book a dozen timesI won't bore any of you by repeating half of the synopsis as it's up there in black and white for your perusal What I will do is say what I loved about it I have always loved Rollins' style and the kind of book he writes To me he is akin to Dan Brown but with a keener edge Where Brown takes a breather with lengthy descriptions of historical locations which is okay for a history buff such as myself Rollins just ploughs on with the story and never relents with his pace Of course this is a collaboration with Ms Cantrell and together I feel they are a formidable partnershipA cocktail of ancient mysteries cults vampires of both persuasions secret societies the Nazis a host of historical greats and the Catholic Church What could a reader want? I liked also the use of three main protagonists as opposed to the usual ritual of hero plus oneusually female All three have their intricacies and complexities that keep them interesting as well as their individual interactions with each other that bring us to identify with and care for them I loved too the introduction of many great historical figures going back two thousand years I don't give spoilers so you will have to read the story for yourselves but they each add real substance to the book leading up to the final excellent twist at the endBlood Gospel is an action packed fast paced thrilling read that I would recommend to anyone I'm going straight to now to order Innocent Blood I know it will be money well spent Five glowing stars from me

  2. Cherei Cherei says:

    WOW James Rollins really stepped outside of his comfort zone with 'Blood Gospel' I didn't get caught up in the wave of 'Twilight' readers or movies So haven't really read many vampire books Though one does NOT walk away thinking vampires when finished with 'Blood Gospel'I really like the terminology he introduced in the story It separates out Rollins works into a genre of it's own I truly TRULY enjoyed the read Now the HISTORY That's where he get me every time From the siege at Masada to modern day Rome I'm sorry I'm not very elouent with words but in my own way I'm trying to tap out I LOVED THIS BOOK WOW I was lucky enough to get an advance copy to read If you've not put this one on your wishlist do so now It's the MUST read novel for 2013

  3. Spinster Spinster says:

    I love archaeology relics religious conspiracies and vampires so I was hoping for a good ride but The Blood Gospel just didn't work for me I felt like it was riding the success of a bunch of bestsellers without adding anything original or even that interesting to the mixThe book was clearly trying to create a sinister atmosphere with the constant underground tunnels and caverns and torches and scary beasts like wolves and bats and bears Oh come on Why can't there be a bad bunny for a change instead of feeding people's fears of already misunderstood species? In the end the atmosphere felt pompous than anything else I think it was the action guns and big booms that took the focus from the story itself leaving me yawning Some action is good even preferred in these types of books but enough is enoughOne of the few things I liked about this book was Grigori's character He was the only one who intrigued me as a character not a stereotype of a good or a bad guy like the rest of them The funniest thing about the characters was that the only two really good guys in a bigger role were American What a shocker As a European I could feel a little offended that the book insinuates there's something wrong with all of us foreigners but it's just too funny Like the German archaeology student who gets upset when the Bible isn't referred to as an academic book I mean really? That was a hard one to imagineI like religion as a theme in fiction but mainly only when the subject is approached from a scientific point of view what it means for different people what in the holy books is actual fact and what is metaphor and so on In The Blood Gospel the religion was pretty much shoved in your face in the form of a lecture and apparently Catholicism is the way to go if you wish to go to heaven Also enough with the Bible uotes and prayers already It's like when I read a sci fi book you can and should explain the laws of physics or whatever that are relevant but don't fill the book with endless formulas or geek talk because I just don't careOn the whole I think the book was unnecessarily prolonged glorying in violence blood and gore there was far too much destruction my heart bled for the priceless historical buildings and artefacts that got wiped away it had really lame punchlines and the romance part was ridiculous Ending a book in a cliffhanger should be illegal although I'm probably not going to read the next installment Still I'm giving it 2 stars because of Grigori OK pacing and the few pieces of historical trivia I got out of it

  4. Jaidee Jaidee says:

    4 holy tamale stars 35 stars really for the writing and a bonus half star because the story was so damn exciting and horrificWow this was soooooooooooooo damn good Not literature but a mass market paperback that made me tremble with excitement and frightened me a number of times so that I did not want to go to sleep without my bedside lamp on lowA sexy vampire priest a pretty and smart female archaeologist and a macho but somewhat annoying American army sergeant hunt for a gospel written by Jesus himself There are so many tight and fascinating twists and turns A fascinating mix of science history religion and the supernaturalWay to go Mr Rollins and Ms Cantrell You have created a story that I am soooo excited to see to its apocalyptic climaxI am so looking forward to book 2

  5. Steven Steven says:

    The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca CantrellPublished 2013 William MorrowStars ★★★★★Review also posted at Slapdash Sundry Doesn't matter how many times I read this book this reread makes #3 I am consistently impressed with Rollins and Cantrell's ability to tie supernatural elements seamlessly into historical events blending and merging the two to create a fantastic story of good versus evil betrayal and redemption and Rollins' typical save the world scenario Couple that with some amazingly written and developed characters and you've got yourself one hell of a fun rompNow on to a reread of book two before I tackle the final installment

  6. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    I am not rating this book as I didn't finish ita lot I didn't get that far into it and I've had people get upset when I rated books I'd not finished and had what I thought were valid reasons for giving a rating I won't comment here on the writing or the story telling Maybe the characters are some of the best ever to grace the pages of literature I don't know I couldn't get passed the vileness of the book itselfLook if you aren't offended by the book I'm not criticizing you or judging you Though I do want to give a heads up to Christian readers who may be offended I see a couple of friends here on GR who are Christians and they read the book without my reaction so I leave it to youWe open the book insulting both the Christian and Jewish religion Christ's name and Jewish traditions are invoked at what is essentially the human sacrifice of a little girl First off Christians weren't at the siege of Masada This was a last stand battle of Jewish Zealots and ended in a mass suicide to keep from falling into Roman handsThe storyline uses it as part of it's ritual Just story telling to some maybe so as I said no rating I leave it to youThe book revolves around the idea of a volume written by Christ the contents of which can be disastrousLook Christ brought one Gospel the word Gospel means good news which casts odd implications around the title of this novel to begin with The actual real Gospel has been misrepresented and twisted enough The idea of this book just makes me sigh and feel I need a bath Jesus brought the Good News that through His act human kind is forgiven All the uestions like how can a good God allow this or do that boil down to one thing He doesn't He has given humanity it's head so to speak This is a human world run by human ideas and actions and if allowed to run it's course we will eventually destroy it and ourselvesHumanity is in rebellion against God isn't it? Be honest with yourself about prevalent ideas and beliefs God has simply reserved to Himself the right to say no I won't allow you to destroy yourself That's the point He took the penalty for everyoneI won't argue the details as I know other Christians will now want to argue details and specific doctrinesThis book is actually based on Jesus having written another book Yes it's fictional yes we go into it knowing it's fictional But it misrepresents Christ and uses Him as fictional CharacterSo I could say but I won't As noted reading the book leaves me feeling as if I need a bath You make up your own mind

  7. J.F. Penn J.F. Penn says:

    This is James Rollins Rebecca Cantrell on the edge of blasphemy and I loved the book devouring it in two sittings Opening with a glimpse into the heart of Masada Israel a dark tomb is revealed As it is destroyed in an earthuake three survivors escape to face a demonic creature before a priesthood come to spirit them away on a mission to save mankind Packed full of fast paced action vampires and corrupted creatures religious themes and emotional resonance Blood Gospel will delight fans of Rollins My only criticism is that it is only the first of a new series and I hate waiting

  8. Emma Emma says:

    25 stars but I’m feeling kind I’ve never read this author before and on the basis of this I m not sure I will in the future It was a meh blend of Dan Brown Sanctus and a romance novel I’m not a Christian but I didn’t like the idea of trying to include Vampires in Church cannon Generic and nothing original Walk on by

  9. Simona Simona says:

    I really feel bad to give one star to a book so I think that I need to explain myselfSince the book is all about suspence I have to alert that from this point all this review is going to be a HUGE spoilerview spoiler Reading this book I got the feeling that the authors decided that the two best commercial trends in books are vampires and shocking revelations about Jesus and the church so they put the two together to write this oneUnfortunately I generally dislike books about vampires with superpowers andor sexy yes I tried Charlaine Harris Laurell Hamiltonand I still prefer Bram Stoker and I am tired about books about descendants of Mary Magdalen cousins of Judas friends of John the Baptist new Gospels all powerful holy relics and so on and I don't think that mixing two old ideas you can obtain a good new oneThe plot is fast but not brilliantYou have good vampires bad vampires and a couple of humans that manage to immediately fall in love among all the chaos; and chaos it is because the authors aren't interested in small deeds and in two strokes they manage to destroy Masada and Vatican City Apparently the happy couple is all that stands between us and the end of the world which will happen in the next book since this one conveniently ends on a cliffhanger I feel that this book is a product expecially concocted for commercial purposes Not a bad thing in itself but not exactly my taste hide spoiler

  10. Crystal Falconer Crystal Falconer says:

    Anyone who loves archaeology combined with religious conspiracy combined with vampire legend will LOVE this novelCan't wait to read the rest of the series

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