Blood Oath introduces Zach Barrows, young political hotshot, to Nathanial Cade, the vampire working for the United States Government. Zach is suddenly immersed in a world he never knew existed where the things of horror stories come to life. It is now his job to work with Cade, ensuring the safety of the United States while preventing its citizens from stumbling onto the truth.
Blood Oath combines elements of political thrillers (which I do not normally read) with elements of horror and fantasy. The result is a book that is completely compelling while defying description. Blood Oath is intense from the first page to the last, although the constantly shifting beginning chapters took a little while to settle into the main storyline.
Christopher Farnsworth does a great job at providing background information on the characters while keeping the present storyline moving along at a fast pace. The characters' histories have a direct tie in with the threat to the White House and how all the pieces eventually fall into place.
Farnsworth also uses politics and science to make this book scarily realistic. The conspiracy angle is intriguing and offers a lot of material for future books in the series.
Overall Blood Oath was a great first installment and this series is now on my 'must read' list.
I borrowed this book from my local library and there was no expectation of a review.
Note: All opinions provided on this blog are my own. If a product was given to me for review, the source of that product is noted in the post. Bookstore links are generally affiliate links and I do earn a small amount for each purchase. Other affiliate links will be noted in the post.
These articles might interest you :
Been working hard on another short horror story called The Blood Knows…its grinding through beta readers now and final editing sweeps….people are saying great... Read moreBy Eriktiger
BOOKS, CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
My guest today is Christopher Rae. I've asked him to answer some questions about his interest in Richard III Plantagenet and about the book he wrote about him: ... Read moreBy Mariagrazia
Progressive guitarist Christopher Quiray plays his acoustic solo 'Tachycardia' in a live studio performance. Audio recording and mastering by Peter Giza and Ale... Read moreBy Gerard
Below are some videos of locations in True Blood taken by Bobby Flynn. He says that he knows a lot of people are crazy about True Blood and he is too, so he... Read moreBy Thevault
CELEB, ENTERTAINMENT, TV & VIDEO
I’m not really in the habit of posting things that aren’t related to honeymoons and travel, but Emma Woodhouse, who you’ll remember from these two posts, and... Read moreBy Thehoneymoonproject
I went to a conference on refugees and migration at the Tahrir Square Campus of American University on Friday, May 13, 2011. I was chatting with some of the... Read moreBy Warigia
An abandoned former state-owned factory near Sofiya in the Bulgarian countryside, just one of many dotting the landscape as a legacy of inefficient state-owned... Read moreBy Center For International Private Enterprise
MOST POPULAR FROM BOOKS
- PERIOD & MORE PERIOD: NEW SHOWS & OLD ACQUAINTANCES by Mariagrazia
- Growing pains by Ashleylister
- #100AfricanWomenWriters: 8. Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr by Bookshy
- 10 DARCY QUESTIONS FOR VICTORIA KINCAID by Mariagrazia