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Posted December 10, 2010
History combined with paranormal
Our story begins in October of 1799. A man named Jeremiah is secluded in a prison cell; chained to the wall, with carcasses of rats lying in heaps on the cold, wet floor. The man doesn't know how long he's been stuck in this horrific place - that's the point. It's imperative that he know exactly what the date is in order to stop a seriously frightening event from taking place. As a ladder is thrown into the pit, a priest, a scholar, and French soldiers climb into the cell with Jeremiah and begin to study him; they are wondering how on earth a man could be without food and water for so long, and still look as healthy as the day he was first imprisoned. Through a variety of interesting scenes, Jeremiah makes a deal with the men. If they tell him what the date is, he will tell them his story and also advise them on what, exactly, is coming to destroy their world. In 1644, in Massachusetts, Jeremiah and his father are plowing the fields with their trusty oxen. They are originally from the decks of the Mayflower that brought them to this New World, and they're trying their best as colonists to work hard and get along with the rest of the townspeople. The Indians are also a part of this colorful world; living in the forests surrounding the town. When Jeremiah hits a strange mound in the middle of the field his calm, peaceful world turns upside down. A being that has never been seen by human eyes - a creature with what looks like huge, sharp fangs - leaps from the mound and kills Jeremiah's father. After a hard-fought struggle later that very same evening, Jeremiah's mother is also taken from him, and he ends up with a demon that he can literally hear breathing inside of him. The historical and religious research that this author did is A-one; not to mention some of his characters are so interesting that they should definitely be in a Dark Shadows episode of their very own. Perhaps Johnny Depp and Tim Burton - the current amazing duo that's re-creating that show into a movie - could use Mr. Petrucha on their team. One of my favorite characters in this story, oddly enough, is a horse. Like Silver, this horse offers Jeremiah its undying devotion throughout the book, and has within him a truly.magical quality. Quill says: From the Native American legends to the fantastic King Arthur-like tales, this author has not only given readers an exciting adventure, but he's also created a true learning experience. His imagination is certainly not surprising, considering this author was a writer of X-files comic books. There are many genres that have long been the fiction favorites among readers, like romance and mysteries, but when a writer takes the time to really delve into history and combine that research with the paranormal - that's a recipe that makes a truly unforgettable story. Here's one reader who hopes that the publishers out there recognize that this type of storytelling is most definitely what readers want to see on the bookshelves!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 2, 2010
I am smitten with Stefan's writing! A refreshing fantasy story with interesting characters and a plot that doesn't let up. I'm a huge vampire fan and Blood Prophecy is being added to my favorite books of all time list. Five stars!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 30, 2010
Intelligent and scary good
This high readable and thought provoking new twist in the vampire book scene goes to the top of my list as one of my favorite books I've read this year. Even if you are not a big vamp fan, Mr. Petrucha's handling of this book shows a depth and great characterization lacking in a lot of today's humdrum fantasy. I highly recommend you pick this one up, but be careful. Once you start it, your not going to want to put it down till the last page is turned.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2011
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Posted September 25, 2011
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