Authors: Shaun McGinnis Rod Garcia
Publisher: Dark Hall Press
The Bloodline: Birth of the Vampir is a dark tale of innocence lost and monstrosity born. Set in 13th century Europe, the book chronicles the fall of a Transylvanian Lord and his people at the hands of a ruthless Archdeacon in search of the Holy Grail.
Cursed and exiled from their land, the former citizens of Erdely soon find themselves in the grips of a transformation, becoming something the world has never seen before—the first vampires.
Shaun McGinnis and Rod Garcia have crafted the finest of origin stories, setting the stage for a series of epic proportions.
Do you like vampires? I'm probably one of few who is not crazy about vampires; couple that with my dislike for historical fiction and you would think "The Bloodline: Birth of the Vampir" would be low on my reading recommendations.
A screenplay turned novel, this origin tale of the vampire was well crafted and fun to read. With well-rounded characters and a plot that should explored further in future books; "Birth of the Vampir" has the epic scale of "Lord of the Rings" and the brutal action/kill scenes of "40 Days a Night".
I'm no history buff(was my worst subject in high school), but the authors made reading this a fun and enjoyable experience. With the right crew and director could be a box office hit and as for the novelization, It's a recommendation for sure.