Knights of the Blood

Knights of the Blood[Epub] ❧ Knights of the Blood By Scott MacMillan – Heartforum.co.uk Captain John Drummond of the LAPD is investigating an unsolved murder from than thirty years ago six unidentified men, bearing Nazi SS tattoos, drained of blood that echoes a series of unexplained dea Captain John Drummond of the LAPD is investigating an unsolved murder from than thirty years ago six unidentified men, bearing Nazi SS tattoos, drained of blood that echoes a series of unexplained deaths around the world But these murders go back further than Knights of ePUB × he expected to World War II, to the time of the Crusades, and to a group of Knights Templar who have lived for centuries.

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Knights of the Blood
  • Scott MacMillan
  • English
  • 12 June 2017
  • 0451452569

10 thoughts on “Knights of the Blood

  1. Travis says:

    This was not a great book I thought that author Scott MacMillan wasted a good premise He didn t take the time to develop characters His characters were littlethan sketches Motivations were unclear Skepticism was set aside too easily The villains were too stereotypically evil A set of characters was introduced at the beginning, and then poorly introduced in the final 75 pages.I was disappointed because this is a premise created by one of my favorite authors, Katherine Kurtz However This was not a great book I thought that author Scott MacMillan wasted a good premise He didn t take the time to develop characters His characters were littlethan sketches Motivations were unclear Skepticism was set aside too easily The villains were too stereotypically evil A set of characters was introduced at the beginning, and then poorly introduced in the final 75 pages.I was disappointed because this is a premise created by one of my favorite authors, Katherine Kurtz However the idea suffered in the hands of Mr MacMillan

  2. Eva says:

    Apart from the rather ridiculous basic idea of the story and the tedious and boring way it was executed, I simply could not get beyond the bad German that the author apparently felt an unquenchable need to insert.Author, if you want to write dialogue in a language that you don t know, either get someone with native level skill to look at it, or just don t If you can t get a phrase as simple as Can I help you right in German, why not just write it in English and add he asked in German , or s Apart from the rather ridiculous basic idea of the story and the tedious and boring way it was executed, I simply could not get beyond the bad German that the author apparently felt an unquenchable need to insert.Author, if you want to write dialogue in a language that you don t know, either get someone with native level skill to look at it, or just don t If you can t get a phrase as simple as Can I help you right in German, why not just write it in English and add he asked in German , or something like that I think there were perhaps one or two bits of dialogue that didn t have any mistakes, and then there were highlights such as this Joachim, nehmen sie an der Generalszimmer das Gepack des Herr Drummond, bitte which should correctly be Joachim, bitte bringen Sie Herrn Drummonds Gep ck ins Generalszimmer and yes, that was a German language native speaker saying it I suppose for someone who doesn t know the language, having an occasional Herr or Fraulein which, even if spelled correctly, modern day women wouldn t exactly rejoice at being called, in contrast to the character makes the story lookauthentic For a native speaker, it causes near terminal eyerolling because it destroys any immersion And good grief, Tannha ser For once, there s an umlaut in a word that should have one, but it s on the wrong vowel.As with a lot of other things in writing and life If you can t be bothered to do it properly, why do it at all

  3. Tim Pendry says:

    This is cliched Nazi vampires meet quasi Templar vampires with LAPD cop in the middle But its written with some verve and, if you need a bit of pulp fiction to get you through the night, this will do My wife calls it Mills Boon for boys That s about right I ll probably buy the next one and sod the literati This is cliched Nazi vampires meet quasi Templar vampires with LAPD cop in the middle But its written with some verve and, if you need a bit of pulp fiction to get you through the night, this will do My wife calls it Mills Boon for boys That s about right I ll probably buy the next one and sod the literati

  4. Thomas Knowles says:

    This is a new release from Event Horizon EBooks, an e book reprint of the original 1993 ROC printed edition Note that the rating is posted by the publisher.

  5. George says:

    I need first to acknowledge a disappointingly unnamed artist for the impressive cover of the 1993 Roc edition, made a bit gaudy by the cardstock s bas relief, which is appropriate for the pageantry depicted.As for the text I rarely abandon a book, certainly not when I ve already read a full half of it But when I realized that I had no obligation to read another literally blow by blow account of violence this time two thugs against a defenseless old man, the first time having been an intermina I need first to acknowledge a disappointingly unnamed artist for the impressive cover of the 1993 Roc edition, made a bit gaudy by the cardstock s bas relief, which is appropriate for the pageantry depicted.As for the text I rarely abandon a book, certainly not when I ve already read a full half of it But when I realized that I had no obligation to read another literally blow by blow account of violence this time two thugs against a defenseless old man, the first time having been an interminable and confusing one of a smallish group action I decided I was going no further All right,so I did almost inadvertently read the last 3 pages and was delighted to find out how consecrated wine and these particular view spoiler vampires hide spoiler got along 1 star restored for interesting world building I also wasn t happy about the investigator s gormless attempt at identifying a coat of arms even in 91, before the Net, there were amateur networks he could have tapped tho I suspected the authors needed to get him to the pro in Austria But that wasn t what knocked this one down to 2 stars for me It was that I was enjoying perhaps 1 page out of 10 despite perfectly adequate writing Note the 1 star added above, total 3 I shouldn t leave without testifying to my enjoyment of Katherine Kurtz s Deryni work, despite Ursula K Le Guin trashing its entire genre in From Elfland to Poughkeepsie

  6. Laura says:

    I ve been on a Kathrine Kurtz kick lately and enjoying some of her Templar books This book crossed my path because it s set in the same world and I wantedI rarely read books not by the author but this one seemed like a nice bet so I read it.I enjoyed it It s not about the Knight Templar but an offshoot with a different focus vampire Nazis That is simply too fun not to read There s a bit of time bouncing but, because we re dealing with vampires, the reader still has to keep up with th I ve been on a Kathrine Kurtz kick lately and enjoying some of her Templar books This book crossed my path because it s set in the same world and I wantedI rarely read books not by the author but this one seemed like a nice bet so I read it.I enjoyed it It s not about the Knight Templar but an offshoot with a different focus vampire Nazis That is simply too fun not to read There s a bit of time bouncing but, because we re dealing with vampires, the reader still has to keep up with the characters because they ll be seen during the different time periods.There were still a couple of holes that I m hoping will be covered in the second book Unfortunately, there are only two books in the series I m disappointed I wanted

  7. Janet says:

    Interesting premise, but the writing was a bit clunky at times.

  8. John Noonan says:

    Starts off strong and then takes a huge swan dive off a cliff.

  9. Jeremiah says:

    This is my second reading of this book The first time I read it was when I was a kid back in the 1980s, pre Twilight, when vampires were dark and scary and not all vegetarian and gay now a days you can t slay them, you have to f kin marry them The book had an interesting premise back then, Nazi vampires, but that was all I could remember about it so I thought I d give it another try Overall, the style of the pulpy prose is good and violent the descriptions are straightforward and conci This is my second reading of this book The first time I read it was when I was a kid back in the 1980s, pre Twilight, when vampires were dark and scary and not all vegetarian and gay now a days you can t slay them, you have to f kin marry them The book had an interesting premise back then, Nazi vampires, but that was all I could remember about it so I thought I d give it another try Overall, the style of the pulpy prose is good and violent the descriptions are straightforward and concise The book, however, is three hundred and fifty pages long with the first one hundred pages dedicated to only exposition on the knights, vampires and Nazi s our antagonist Finally, at one hundred pages in really late to introduce a main character, don t you think you meet the main character, an L.A police detective named Drummond For the next two hundred or so pages Drummond does his detective work flying to the East Coast and Europe with coincidences a plenty The battle royal takes place within the last fifty pages where Drummond, the knights, and the Nazi s go at it It s decent action but guess what, it is left WIDE open for a sequel It makes me think that perhaps the series was written as a whole first and then broken down into individual books I mean who in there right mind would introduce a main character a third of the way into a book Anyways, I was left completely unsatisfied at the climax I do not recommend reading this book unless you are positively going to continue on with the series which I have no clue about and really no interest since this book was so lacking

  10. Justin says:

    I think that your enjoyment of Knights of the Blood is dependant on two factors your expectations and whether or not you are familiar with the author s previous work When I picked up Knights of the Blood, I was completely unfamiliar with either author, and had no expectations other than to be entertained for a few hours, so I ended up fairly happy with the book.Knights of the blood benefits from an interesting concept, namely an ancient order of Crusader Knights turned vampires battling a sini I think that your enjoyment of Knights of the Blood is dependant on two factors your expectations and whether or not you are familiar with the author s previous work When I picked up Knights of the Blood, I was completely unfamiliar with either author, and had no expectations other than to be entertained for a few hours, so I ended up fairly happy with the book.Knights of the blood benefits from an interesting concept, namely an ancient order of Crusader Knights turned vampires battling a sinister order of Nazi vampires what s not to like I love a good vampire story, and this had the makings of a great one Unfortunately the book suffers from poor execution The writing is at times clumsy, the research seems a bit weak, the characters aren t as developed as they could be, etc Given the subject matter I didn t expect greatness After all, Salem s Lot and Vampire are the exceptions, not the rule Still, a bitprofessionalism would have helped.In the end, Knights of the Blood delivered exactly what I expected a fun book to occupy a few hours of my time If you re into this kind of story, and aren t expecting high literature, you ll probably enjoy the book as well It s not one you ll find yourself reaching for again, though This one is strictly a read it and trade it in book

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