I have not finished the book yet, but am more than part way through and have to say I am really enjoying it. You can definetly tell that it is part of a trilogy as there is some storyline that would be easier to understand if I had read the first one (which I plan on doing!).
Before we got this book, I had wondered how someone would be able to write a “vampire” based novel, but with a christian perspective. From what I am reading, it looks like Eric Wilson has done it and done it well…not necessarily your typical vampires, but close enough that it keeps my interest.
I am really enjoying the drama and tension between “Those who hunt” and “Those who resist” in the book. He has some interesting ideas of the application of Christ’s (or “the Nazarene’s) blood that make you think. Even if you disagree with his views, it is a book that is pretty well written and interesting to boot!
In this book, as I mentioned, there seem to be two main groups of people- “Those who hunt” (the bad guys) and “Those who resist” (the good guys). They are not groups that everyone in the world is a part of, but they are groups that everyone in the world is affected by in some way or another. Some people are affected for plans of grandeur by some of these groups… these groups are each “undead”. One of them is a group that serve’s God for glory and the other is a group that serves…well…the devil. Normal people in the world are throwing their lot in with these groups…some consciously it seems and some unconsciously.
Like I said, I am only halfway through, but this is a type of book that I will not let go unfinished. I have already mentioned the plotline to my sister and my mom and both of them are interested in reading it. We seem to have this interest in “vampires”, partly I think because as christians we are sometimes drawn to find our what it is that spurs those who are so obviously not serving God.
This book is DEFINITELY not a children or even a youth oriented book, but I think for adults, it’s a good read. Thankfully it is interesting that I want to keep reading it at night, but not too scary that I can’t read it at night! lol
Take a look to see what others have to say about Eric Wilson and his book by checking out these blogs:
Wayne Thomas Batson
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson