BLOOD PROPHECY by Stefan Petrucha [Review]

¬†Over the holiday break I had the chance to read Stefan Petrucha’s latest book, BLOOD PROPHECY, and I really enjoyed it. The book has an interesting take on vampire mythology and the action packed sequences made it a fun read. As an added bonus, I had the opportunity to interview the author Stefan Petrucha , and his answers were very interesting.

What is Blood Prophecy about?
After his father unearths an ancient vampire, Jeremiah Fall’s days as a Puritan, colonial era farmer are over. Unable to stay near his fellow townspeople, he goes into exile all the while facing an inner struggle between his humanity and evil. When word reaches him of potential salvation from his new curse, Jeremiah goes out into the world to search for clues.

Jeremiah’s quest takes him to Egypt in the midst of war, but he soon learns there are others looking for the same information. Facing treachery at every turn, he races across continents to attempt to prevent a much worse evil from being unleashed and possibly ending the world. Will Jeremiah choose his own salvation and risk the world? Will the evil within him make him forget his own humanity?

What did I think about Blood Prophecy?
I wasn’t sure what to make of Blood Prophecy when I first started reading it. Petrucha calls his book a “historical paranormal” story and it truly delivers in blending the historical parts of the story with the vampire mythology. Vampire genre stories are not usually my thing, but the historical part of the story drew me in. It added another dimension to the story and provided an interesting character depth to Jeremiah Fall.

If there is one thing I didn’t like about the book was how complicated the plot got at the last third of the book. This was partly because the author introduced new characters and plot points during a big action sequence. There wasn’t a lot of time to digest this information before the plot moved on, so I finished the book with a feeling of “wait, what exactly happened?” Maybe on subsequent readings I’ll feel like I have a better grasp of whats going on by the end of the novel.

Who should read Blood Prophecy?
I think fans of vampire novels will enjoy Blood Prophecy, especially those looking for something unique. I would also recommend it for readers that enjoy stories with a good historical focus because, as I said before, Petrucha really does a nice job creating an authentic setting.

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: Grand Central Publishing | Pages: 368 | Source: Publisher | Buy on Amazon

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