Monday, April 11, 2011

Quickie Review of "Blood Prophecy" by Stefan Petrucha

Blood ProphecyWhy this book?: It caught my eye at the library while browsing the newly purchased titles.
Disclaimer: Library book.
Type: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Stand-alone, Vampires, Historical Paranormal Fiction, Mythology

From the back of the book: His name is Jeremiah Fall. A soldier of fortune, he has been fighting his own war for 150 years - ever since the beast in him was born. Desperate to restore his lost humanity, Fall crosses the sands of Egypt, discovers a lost city off the coast of France, and finally arrives at the birthplace of all mankind. Shunning daylight and feeding only when he must, he battles the monster who transformed him forever. He can share his deepest secret with no one... not even the beautiful woman he starts to love, the only human who grasps the mysteries of an ebony stone as old as creation itself.
Across the world, across time, Fall seeks the stone's secret. But has he found a cure for himself or unleashed a final curse on all mankind.

Quickie Review: Jeremiah Fall - about halfway through this book I realized I was falling in love with you. You're such a classic hero, and yet not all at the same time. All Jeremiah's vampiric life he has searched for a way to cure what he has become, how to end his eternal fight with his own personal beast. But yet, when an end presents itself, Fall will fight this vast nothing for with all he's worth. He seeks an end to existance - but his existance, not the rest of the world as well. Fall possessed quite a few Angel-like qualities, feeding on animals as opposed to humans, fighting his beast's urges. But yet, Fall is so much grittier, so much more apart than Angel was. To keep himself from hurting anyone, Fall remains separate from the world, spending his time fighting as a mercenary if it means gaining the favor of an ally he needs in his quest for a cure, and when not fighting - researching.

Fall's story is heartbreaking, passionate, and so real. When Fall managed to feel emotional pain and loss throught the beast's veil, I too felt that pain. The author, Stefan Petrucha, did an amazing job with this book, and I hope to read more by him in the future. I absolutely loved Fall, and I loved the setting and mythology Petrucha created.

Recommendation: Fans of gritty Historical Paranormal Fiction will love "Blood Prophecy."

Final Rating: FOUR POINT FIVE out of FIVE (4.5/5). Excellent. Couldn't put it down.

Pick up a copy of "Blood Prophecy" from today. Have you read this book? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Happy Reading,
~!~ Amanda ~!~


Stefan Petrucha said...

Thanks, Amanda! Jeremiah Fall loves you, too!

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

Lol! Thank you for commenting Stefan!

theJeepDiva said...

AWESOME review. I want to read about this fella. Never heard of the book, but I think it just found itself at the top of my to be purchased soon list.

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

Definitely pick it up! And then come back and tell me what you thought. I read a lot of vampire fiction (mostly romances) so this was a refreshing change - definitely a different type of vampire story, and that made it so much better.