Monday, January 12, 2009

Book review - Field of Blood

I just finished reading Field of Blood by Eric Wilson, and let me tell you, the worst thing about it is that it ENDS and I have to wait until next summer to read the second book in the series!

Having always been partial to vampire stories, I eagerly dove into Wilson's tale of a group of undead who arise from the Akeldama, the very place where Judas hung himself. These are not the "good" vampires of most recent literature, but evil monsters, terrifying in their calculated treachery. I didn't know when I started how a vampire novel could also be a Christian novel, but Wilson creates a world where everything that happens is logical, reasonable - and horrifying.

Not only is the story engaging, but Wilson's writing is beautiful, the descriptions and dialog bringing you so completely into the world he's created that you almost feel like you've been there. The character of Gina is wonderfully complex and totally believable. And there are certain events in the novel that will literally make you gasp out loud.

If you like ghost stories and horror tales, or epic battles between good and evil, I highly recommend Field of Blood. I can't wait to sink my teeth into the second volume in this series.