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- 33 A.D.
on July 26, 2010
Let me preface this with the following: I am not into vampire novels. The genre does absolutely nothing for me. This particular book caught my attention when I saw the cover and the title. The description sold it. Vampires trying to assassinate Jesus – brilliant idea!!
I was not disappointed.
It’s written by indie sensation, David McAfee. If you haven’t heard of his name, you will, because this man knows how to write a thrilling story and grab a reader’s attention.
I could NOT put this book down.
The story is based in Jerusalem in 33 A.D., the week leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. It is an incredible ride, this story, as McAfee weaves an intricate tale of Bachiyr (vampire) secrecy with the events surrounding the crucifixion. The cast of characters are flawed, yet you love them anyway. They lift off the page and you cannot help but empathize with their respecitve plights, whether their intentions be diabolical or not.
In all this, McAfee handles the character of Jesus deftly. He places him in all the key areas and in the few scenes that include dialogue with him, he sticks to what would be very much in character – that of a simple man.
I’m not a religious person, and my first thoughts when I saw this title was that this might be Christian fiction. I tried it anyway, and I can’t tell you how thoroughly impressed I am, not only with the story (which is quite neutral around the Christian theme), but also McAfee’s writing. It is riveting material that makes you yearn for more.
If you read anything this summer, make sure it’s this book. I, for one, will be looking at McAfee’s other books – vampire or not.
He’s that good.
- 61 A.D.
on Aug. 18, 2011
I absolutely loved this sequel to 33 AD! The characters I cared about most (Taras and Theron) are back in 61AD and, yet again, McAfee has done a brilliant job of bringing these men to life. Deftly woven, the tale is filled with mystery and intrigue. I just couldn't put this down. It hints at a bigger story that I suspect we will learn more about in the next instalment. And there's a new character, Baella, that I totally love. I can't wait to see more of her!
If you read 33 AD, you MUST read 61 AD. And if you haven't read either, go and get them both!