The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series (Large Print / Paperback)

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An unlikely trio consisting of a soldier, archeologist, and a priest have been formed by unexplained forces to protect the Book of Blood which is hidden within the Jewish mountain Holyland. This book has become the focus of an age old holy battle between the Sanguines and the Strigoi. The Sanguines are a form of vampire that are capable of walking the earth at daylight, and are an order of priests who draw their strengths from the blood of Christ. These priests have dedicated themselves to protect good from the animalistic Strigoi, whose sole purpose is to reign evil and fill nights with terror and blood. With the possession of the book, the Strigoi will have valuable information which include not having the torch of the sun kill. With the drawing of the three heroes, the race to finding the book has become a reachable goal. However, with an army of vampire bats and a devil incarnate named Bathory, their path to success has now become a death trap.
James Rollins has teamed up with Rebecca Cantrell on his latest heart pounding adventure. Taking the reader from terrifying archeological digs located in the Holyland to dreadful underground caverns filled with horror, Rollins & Cantrell have written historical facts and religious stories that are often tangled with fiction. Their characters reveal that spiritual interpretations of historical events are made to suit people's religious ideology. Finding tangible evidence of these past events are the key to unlocking the truth. Rollins & Cantrell form a great team capable of weaving fact and fiction into an entertaining novel.

— Mike, Albuquerque

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An earthquake in Israel kills hundreds and reveals a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl. Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist are sent in to explore and find themselves in a race against an enemy like no other, to recover a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand.

From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her companions must confront a past that traces back 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 eternity--creating a secret sect within the Vatican, one whispered as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself, a shadowy order known simply as the Sanguines.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062222848
ISBN-10: 0062222848
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: January 8th, 2013
Pages: 800
Language: English
Series: Order of the Sanguines