Innocent Blood (Order of the Sanguines Series #2)

Innocent Blood (Order of the Sanguines Series #2)

by James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
4.4 65

Paperback(Large Print)

$18.87 $27.99 Save 33% Current price is $18.87, Original price is $27.99. You Save 33%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Thursday, October 19 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 


Innocent Blood (Order of the Sanguines Series #2) by James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell

In this riveting follow-up to The Blood Gospel, the first book in the thrilling and atmospheric Order of the Sanguine series, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell deliver a tale of international adventure, intrigue, suspense, and supernatural mystery involving a modern scientist, a highly secret eternal spiritual order, and a terrifying power who must join forces to bring down a ruthless and cunning enemy and prevent the Apocalypse.

While exploring a tomb hidden for centuries in the depths of Masada, Israel, brilliant archaeologist Erin Granger began an incredible journey to recover a miraculous ancient artifact tied to Christ himself. The quest introduced her to a diabolical enemy determined to discover the book and use its powers for his own dark ends. It also led her to an ancient and highly secret Vatican order—known simply as the Saguines. Though she survived, the danger has only just begun . . .

An attack outside Stanford University thrusts Erin back into the fold of the Sanguines. As the threat of Armageddon looms, she must unite with an ancient evil to halt the plans of a man determined to see the world end, a man known only as Iscariot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062297884
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Series: Order of the Sanguines Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James Rollins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People magazine). In each acclaimed novel, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.

New York Times bestselling thriller author Rebecca Cantrell's novels include the award-winning Hannah Vogel mystery series, the critically acclaimed YA novel iDrakula, which was nominated for the APPY award and listed on Booklist's Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth, and The World Beneath, the first book in an exciting new series and the winner of an International Thriller Writer award. She, her husband, and son currently live in Berlin.


Sacramento, California

Date of Birth:

August 20, 1961

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Innocent Blood 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
tabularasa92 More than 1 year ago
Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell has to be the most engrossing, thrilling, fast paced book I have read this year. It is action packed and so, so interesting. The book is the second part in a series titled The Order of the Sanguines, but offers enough background info, detailing on the events of Book #1 (The Blood Gospel), to work as a standalone. It is like a paranormal version of a Dan Brown novel, with vampires, angels and prophecies. People judge vampire fiction far too quickly these days. This book is neither young adult, nor paranormal romance nor anything that would make you roll your eyes and go all skeptic. In a word, Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell is awesome, so don't dismiss it as just-another-vampire-related-book. What I liked: The standouts were: the uniquely sinister take on vampires; the characters picked out of history and mythology, I specially liked the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory; the character development despite the swift pace; the adventure spanning over the world and the ages; the attention to detail. The story was horrific, thrilling, tragic and (here's a rarity in this genre) quite insightful. And the touch of science fiction, with those ingenious mechanical insects capable of fatally poisoning vampires: wow. The book has left me in complete awe. That it is part of a series and there's more to come is the icing on the cake. What I didn't like: Nothing. The book was as close to perfect as can be! I give it a four star rating, because, not having read the first book, it took me a while to get into context. Some terms were unfamiliar; like the strigoi - the vampires, the Sanguines - the reformed (sort of) vampires priests or the blasphemare - these animals turned into nightmarishly strong monsters after being infected by the blood of the strigoi. I also had to read up on a lot of the Christian elements and the Biblical references, though they were pretty basic and the extra reading was just for me. I don't know if the themes could be construed as offensive by religious readers, but they were very intriguing and as far as I'm concerned, amazingly unique...  What I'm trying to say is, READ IT. 
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
INNOCENT BLOOD takes off where BLOOD ORDER ended in the Order of the Sanguine series. These authors have created a world of good and evil mixing science, history, religion and myth. The Sanguines are a vampire-like order who have repented from drinking victims blood, by drinking the sanctified blood of Christ. They fight against evil forces led by the unrepentant vampire creatures and immortal beings trying to end the world. In BLOOD ORDER, the mythical book written by Christ that can supposedly stay the end of the world, has been found. Now the "First Angel" must be found . Prophesies say the a Woman of Knowledge, a Knight of Christ and a Warrior of Man must continue this quest together. These characters came together in the first book and survived assaults and tribulations to find the Book, but it has only blank pages until they can get the "First Angel". Including real historical characters and Catholic Biblical writings and myth, adds real interest and intrigue to the fast passed story of evil and repentance. Even though I'm not much into vampires and such normally, the fanciful characters mixing with real humans allows for a level of suspense and intrigue that adds immensely to quality of the book. Though it is not really necessary to read the first book in this series, I highly recommend reading BLOOD ORDER before reading INNOCENT BLOOD. That way, you not only get the back story, but you can really get involved in the mystery and adventure of this whole series, which is telling of the fighting of man and myth to end the world for good or evil!
JP_Keller More than 1 year ago
James and Rebecca have done it again. A match made in Heaven or Hell, depending on which side your on. Weaving science, myth, lore and religion into one.Fast pace, edge of your seat reading. The Order of the Sanguines series just keeps getting better.
Dean_Kutzler More than 1 year ago
What an awesome 2nd novel to a new series.  Normally, I find the mystery & intrigue, life of the novel as I say, highly lack luster in comparison to the first in the series.  Yet, I found this tome surpassing the first in mystery & blowing it out of the park in intrigue.  So much so, it left me clamoring at the end for the next. My only disappointment?  It isn't out yet....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don' t normally post reviews, and that's probably going to be pretty obvious. This is a great novel, and the only thing that was bad about it was that it ended. I enjoyed this even more than the first book in the series, and I'm looking forward to the next novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riviting What a great follow up
Lady-Book-Reader More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of James Rollins, you know that his books are exciting, fast paced & full of intrigue. As I have never read any of Rebecca Cantrell's books, I was not sure how their collaboration effort would turn out. I have read several collaborations of other authors that were very disappointing, However, because of my familiarity of James Rollins’ books, (I immensely enjoy reading his books, I am clearly a die-hard “Sigma Force” fan & of his other books) I decided to take a chance on it. Wow, I am sure glad that I did! Yes, it is quite a departure from James Rollins' style of writing, but that is where the collaboration comes into play. First, it is a fiction & it entertains, with its blend of fantasy, science, history, theology and a lot of mystery & suspense. While it is not a reality base storyline, it is a mix of the paranormal with the everyday and as such, the characters are mixture of immortals (vampires, angels, and such) humans & corrupted animals with a storyline that moves rather swiftly. I am not into the romancing “harlequin books style” and can see where James Rollin & Rebecca Cantrell differ, my take on it, it was a little too heavy handed between the characters for me, and after a while, it did become tiresome! How can all of this passion & pent-up desire develop when all you are thinking about is how to survive to fight another day? (I mean, who is really thinking of “tear off your clothes & let’s get it on” during a live or die situation.) While some readers expressed offense by some of the religious imagery & others did not like this type of fiction, I do not agree with their comments. The book is a work of fiction and meant to entertain, and it should be judged by that value system. In my opinion, a personal bias of particular subject content singularly does not make an objective critic of the book’s entertainment value. I enjoyed this book so much that I read it all into the wee hours of one day. I do believe that this book & the collaboration between the two authors hit high on the entertainment scale much as “The Blood Gospel” was a great start for a new series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Blood Gospel” so much, that afterwards, I read their two short novels “City of Scream “& “Blood Brothers” and could not wait for this book to come out. I am now looking forward for their next book in “The Order of the Sanguines Series”. I have only one question, when will the next book come out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
221 pages. I didnt realize this was the 2nd in a series. I may go back and read the first, although this book does stand alone rather well. Definitely want to read book three!
smithlc88 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read. I highly recommend it
Sandra_Mason More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the Order of the Sanguine series, although the author does a great job of weaving the plot of the first book in with  this one.  It can stand alone, however I suggest that you read the first book to thoroughly enjoy the second.   The first book introduces us  to the Knight of Christ, Father Rhun Korza, as well as the Warrior of Man, Sergent Jordan Stone, and the Woman of Learning, which may  or may not be Dr. Erin Granger.    Innocent Blood furthers the plot along with the Quest of finding the first angel.  The infamous Rasputin and Judas Iscariot make appearances and life more difficult for the trio.  Fast paced and action packed from beginning to end.  It won’t disappoint.  Vampires, angels, monsters and immortals together with famous people from history, battling to save humanity at all costs.   James Rollins has a flair for weaving ancient history into the present and bringing it together with scientific flair. The Blood Gospel, which is a gospel written by Christs own hand, speaks of the trio of Prophecy, needed to save the world:  The trio must bring the Gospel of Christ to the First Angel to get a blessing for the forces of Good to prevail against a looming war between dark and light The trio fought, loved and now will fight their emotions, their mortality, enemies known and unknown,  and their own faith in God to be able to finish this Quest.     The Blood Gospel contains only blank pages until they can get the first angel to bless it, and it will be able to reveal to them more of Christs words.   I loved the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory;  Her relationship with Father Rhun, and the further character development of both underlying love stories.  The Countess is a 500 year old strigoi, (which are vampires), who is very self-centered, dramatic and one never knows what she’ll do next.   The Order of Sanguines are reformed strigoi, who survive by drinking the sanctified blood of Christ.  There are also blasphemare’s, (which are animals turned into monsters after being infected by strigoi’s blood)  The strigoi and Sanguines have been fighting this holy battle for thousands of years.   I found it most interesting was Judas Iscariot, hasn’t died, and was cursed with immortality, by Christ himself.  He has been living all these years until events fall into place and he can open up the Gates of Hell, and bring about Christ’s return to earth, and also Armageddon. Our trio and Judas Iscariot are looking for the boy named Thomas who is believed to be an angel on earth.  Thomas was the only survivor on Masada in Book 1, who was completely healed of cancer, and has all the qualities of the first angel.  Judas has him kidnapped and believes that if he sacrifices him, spilling his innocent blood, it will allow him to complete the task of opening the gates of hell.      What I truly loved about the story was learning about Christ’s early years, and his first true miracle.   I found Judas’s hobby of making butterfly’s bionic, to be able to kill an immortal in one sting pretty fascinating.  There are other surprises tucked away inside this book, but I’ll let the readers discover them for themselves.  It won’t disappoint.  I give it 5 magical stars!   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Rollins gives another outstanding ride in this interesting tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#2 in the series. I love this series. Its extremely good! Cant wait to greedily lap up the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carolina5000 More than 1 year ago
I loved this novel.  It is packed with excitement, battles, sad and sometimes sweet relationships between the  characters.  It was particularly interesting that the vampires struggled with their immortality, hating it at times. The book carries you back through their lives both with love and regrets.   The Sanquinists are constantly  tempted driven uncontrollably by a thirst for blood but instead have vowed to follow an order of Christ and drank  wine in its place. The savage vampires called, strigoi, were evil and violent and forever on the hunt to kill.  The relationships  between the characters of  a commradery, devotion, hate and love, evil and good, betrayal keeps you reading page after page. I especially liked bring Judas the Betrayer of Christ from the Bible into this story.  Powerful novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago