by Kate Cary


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Thirty-five years have passed since the death of the Master. But now a new evil walks among the living. . . .

When nineteen-year-old John Shaw returns from the trenches of World War I, he is haunted by nightmares—not only of the battlefield, but of the strange, cruel and impossible feats of his regiment's commander, Quincey Harker. Harker's ferocity knows no limits, and his strength is superhuman.

At first John blames his bloody nightmares on trench fever. But when Harker appears in England and begins wooing John's sister, John must confront the truth—and stop Harker from continuing Dracula's bloodline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595140784
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/17/2006
Series: Bloodline Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 318,327
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kate Cary grew up in central England, and now lives in rural Scotland with her husband and young son. She won a scholarship to study Women’s History at university. Kate has written a number of activity and adventure books for younger readers, and three epic animal fantasies.

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Bloodline 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bloodline John Shaw, a British man goes to fight for his country in World War 1. His captain Qunicey Harker is one of the best in the field: (odd things happen in the war field a creature attacks the enemy line, but when John gets wounded he meets a sweet nurse named Mary Seward that nurses him back to health). When John recovers he goes back to England to see his sister Lily. But an evil presence is lurking around them and when Lily falls in love with john¿s Captain it¿s up to John and Mary to save Lily before evil takes over them and the country. Some things that grabbed me in the book were how it was written like you were reading right out of a person¿s journal. Another thing that caught me was when you think some thing is going to happen it turns the corner and some thing else happens. Some things I didn¿t like about the book was how they talk like in Britain it was sometimes hard to understand what they were saying. This book does not have a series. This book reminds me of my favorite movie Van Helsing because of fighting evil. This book does remind me of a TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you lie books by Ellen Schreiber then you¿ll love books by Darren Shan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once I started to read the first page, I couldn't put it down. This is the story about John who while in the war had to be sent back home after witnessing horrific events involving his commanding officer Harker who happens to woo his sister Lily off her feet. With the help of Mary, John gets better. Both then discover something truly impossible about Harker and set off to stop him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I picked this book up at my local library, for I have recently become very interested in vampires, I had no idea what I was getting into. I was looking for a bit of thrill and excitement, served accordingly with hints of terror. This book has rocked me to the core. I am a naturally a fast reader, but I finished the book in only four hours, if not less, and I know it is namely because I could not put it down. It is the first book in my entire life that has made me cry. I highly reccomend this book to all readers, but with a serious warning: this book is something else, and just like most of the characters in the book, you don't know what you're getting into.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one vampire novel I wouldn't pass up on! It isn't your typical cliche vampire story--there are tons of twists to keep you reading! As you're reading, the characters seem to come to life--it's like you actually know them. I'm a war junkie, so I especially loved it. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves stories about vampires, or stories about WWI.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blood line is an intriguing novel containing themes of love, fear, death, and strength. From its unique writing style, to its reference to real events, this book holds your interest! Blood line has everything you could want to expect in a young reader's novel from characters that are easy to relate to sub stories of romance, hope, and vengeance. It's hard to putdown, and you will be surprised on how fast the pages seem to fly!
eclover030 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!This book is amazing and I thought that it was a well written story! This is all about a girl named Mary who falls in love with a soldier named John Shaw. When Lily Shaw falls in love with John's captain, John fears for her sister. As it turns out he is right to fear. Captain Quincy Harker is a vampire.Throughout the whole book the story goes up and down and never stops for a second. I was constantly hooked and wanting to know more of the story. I did hate how John betrayed Mary though.Great book, and I recommened it to everybody who like gruesome vampire stories. (caution: this book is a little gruesome, but don't let that stop you. It is amazing!!!!)
Beatles101 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Squeamish readers beware. This book is a very well-written "sequel" to Bram Stokers "Dracula," and is true to it. I found it to be somewhat of an odd story, but that may just be my own personal preferences.
MeriJenBen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
John Shaw, a 19 year old communications officer is both repulsed and fascinated by the barbaric behavior of his commander, Quincey Harker. A physically imposing man, Harker shows tremendous courage, and tremendous savagery. After being severely wounded, Shaw returns home to England, only to find his commander has followed him, and has taken an interest in John's sister, Lily.This book did nothing for me. The diary format does little to freshen up a tired plot line that plays on every vampire cliche imaginable. Tying it to a WWI setting, with stiff dialogue and clunky descriptions only made things worse. In my opinion, the worst sin a vampire book can commit is to be both gory and boring, and this book certainly did both. I'm sure this book will find it's audience, however, I gave up after 50 pages.
mana_tominaga on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An imaginative update to the familiar "Dracula" tale. When nineteen year old John Shaw returns tramautized from trench fighting during World War I, he is haunted by memories of his commanding officer, Quincey Harker, and his blootlust during fighting. As Shaw is nursed back to life by Mary Seward, their love grows - as does the love between Quincy and Shaw's sister, Lily. Like "Dracula", this story uses journal entries and letters to move the plot along, and sometimes the self-affected nature of these entries can be trite and tiring. OFans of "Dracula" will enjoy this imagined sequel.
melissathelibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Violent and bloody from the very start, what else would you expect from the kin of Count Dracula? Through the journal entries of the four main characters we learn that Dracula was more than a myth, and though he may be dead-and-gone, his legacy lives on. As the secrets and lies are slowly revealed, the events in the book take a shocking turn and promise a delicious sequel.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was when I would anything about vampires. The summary was just my kind of read and right from the first page it was. I could not put it down until I was either halfway or near the end of the book. While in the war, Harker, John's commanding officer sends him home. All because he saw something he shouldn't have seen. It also happens that Harker has been courting Lily. Mary, a nurse, helps John to recover but to help keep his sanity. Even if in the process both find that there's something strange about Harker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is pretty good overall. I liked the first part a lot with the historical aspects of it.I wasn't a huge fan in the later part of the story with all the juicy romantic vampire stuff though. The ideal audience for this book is a fan of historical and vampire books, but i would say anyone could read it and enjoy it.
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sa_rah More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Bloodline by Kate Cary and I absolutely loved it. I loved how the characters were unpredictable and you wouldn't know what would happen next. This book really kept me at the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down! I am usually not the one to enjoy reading, I usually find reading boring instantly when reading the summary in the back of a book. However, when I saw the black background and blood red vampire symbol on the cover of a book entitled Bloodline I knew I had to pick it up and read the back summary immediately. Once I read that summary I was hooked, it made me want to know more about the book and it made me want to know what would happen to the characters and how it would end. This book is not only dramatic but it can also be romantic. I loved the part when Quincy Harker would bring out his caring side when talking to his love, Lily. He was mean and cruel to John and Mary and refused to let them leave the dark castle, but cared deeply and only for Lily. I loved how this arranged marriage wasn't one of those marriages where the couple absolutely hate each other and are absolutely reluctant to get married. I love it how in this case Lily and Quincy do indeed love each other and actually want to get married even in the fact that this was arranged by their parents. I felt that the plots and conflicts in this story were absolutely amazing as well. Burdens moved from one character to another, reading made me feel each characters pain and what might they be going through because some of the conflicts that Kate Cary used could be related to teens and real life situations. Such as, peer pressure, temptations, and some things as simple as the love and bond within a family. John loves his sister so much that he would put his life at risk and be trapped in Dracula's dark castle forever than see his sweet sisters soul being sold to the devil. The love between John and his fiancé, Mary, is very strong as well. I love it how Mary would follow John on his quest to Dracula's castle with the fact that they could die there. My favorite part has to be the end of the book. I love how Quincy let Mary go free and him killing his own father to set himself free and the evils of being a vampire since now he has felt real human heartbreak since his love is now dead. I love it when the villain turns good. However, not all the characters are good in the end, which gives it a thrilling twist. I loved reading about how John slowly became a vampire and how his personality went from good to terrible. This book kept me interested all the way until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is unlike any other vampire story i have ever read. It's exciting, dark, fun, disturbing, and over all my favorite book! I fell in love with ever character and was torn apart when some of them died... I can't wait to get the second book. If you love vampire stories then this is a MUST read... it was amazing.
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vampire_Bill More than 1 year ago
This is a Vampire Book like no other. Refreshing new twist on an old Vampire Story. Yes, I've read Sookie Series and Twilight Series, but this book just fell into my lap. (thanks to my brother :)) It's set in the early 1900 during the war between Germany/England. It's diary entries from 4 main characters (Mary Seward a nurse working at the Sanitorium, 2 from soilders Capt. Quincey and Lt.John and Lily, John's Sister). It's a quick read with great twists. You won't be able to put it down. Time to start bk 2.
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