Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review: The Blood of Cain by T. L. Gray

Title: The Blood of Cain
Series: ?
Author: T. L Gray | Author Website
Available: Now
Reading Level: Adult

Description via Goodreads:

Teagan Dacre loves fast cars, loud music and beautiful women, however he carries a secret that keeps him isolated from the general population; he has strange silver eyes, heals really fast and hasn't aged in over a hundred years.

The darkest secret of all - he has a blood thirst that must be satisfied by each new moon.

Believing himself unique, Teagan's world gets turned upside down when he meets an unruly family of immortals seeking their father and maker, none other than the world's first murderer, Cain.

Everything Teagan thought he knew about himself is transformed when he learns how vampires came to be and for what purpose he was made.

For everything, there's a price to be paid, Teagan wonders if he'll be strong enough to pay it.

My thoughts:

What a wonderful book! Author T.L Gray took the biblical story of Cain and turned it into a story of fantasy and suspense. Using a combination of present day events and flashbacks spanning thousands of years to tell this fascinating story. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard stories of Cain being the first vampire, but I truly loved her unique take.

The pacing of
The Blood of Cain was ideal, and the characters were engaging and well developed. I also loved the many different settings where the characters could be found while telling their story. It was the perfect mix of historical and modern day fantasy. I am thoroughly impressed that she packed such a stellar novel into just under 200 pages. With the shifting point of view I was concerned the storyline would become confusing but it all flowed wonderfully. She was able to give both Teagan and Cain their own unique voice. As a reader I very much appreciated this little detail. The ending clearly stated To Be Continued and I for one can’t wait to see where this author takes us next. 

My Rating:

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  1. Cain turned into a fantasy story, I love that idea! Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be checking this one out!

  2. Great review. I never heard of this book before, but it does sounds right for me. I love that you say it's a perfect mix of historical and modern day fantasy. I love historical stories. ;)

  3. Thank you for that supportive review. I'm glad you liked the first part of this series.

    I have completed the second book called "The Arcainians" and hope to have it released soon. It's in the schedule behind a few other releases. It's a bit longer than TBOC, but I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    I've posted your review on my website and have linked you on my Twitter and Facebook.

    Till next time,
    ~T.L. Gray