Long ago, documents proving the existence of a secret life, were buried, forgotten. Until the 20th century when archaeologists discovered the first of them in ancient Egypt. As more documents were unearthed throughout the world, a connection between them was made. These are the preserved and translated scrolls of a woman who lived thousands of years ago, and for thousands of years. A woman on a quest to preserve her unique race. A woman who lives on the blood of humans.
~In this compelling and unique adventure, written as translated scripts found by archaeologists, Sands of Time sweeps the reader back to ancient Egypt where we read the scrolls of Kesi of Giza, the "Nile's Graceful Queen," a hybrid blood drinker with an exciting and exceptional past. From the sands of ancient Egypt, to the arms of a Roman soldier. From hiding in 13th century London, to dying in post Jacobean Scotland and through Revolutionary France, this short page turner is packed full of adventure, betrayal, mayhem and mystery as the first of Kesi's epic search for a way to share her bloodline begins.
~This is a series that will delight vampire fans looking for a fresh take on an old genre. The historical aspect of the book will also thrill those looking for exploration into a past not told about in school books.~
Praise for Sands of Time: Fate of the True Vampires:
"Above and beyond conventional vampire stories...The writing style is unusual and interesting...Sands of Time does not drag its way into boredom. The story is compelling enough to keep the reader turning the pages." Lex Allen, Reader's Favorite
"This is truly not a typical vampiric read and I wish I could give it more than five stars. I can't wait for the release of the second book and I applaud this author's ingenuity." The Voluptuous Book Diva
"There is some commonality with the lore of vampires [found in] Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, yet [Ms. Church's] vampires have an alternate origin that incorporates theories of the purpose of the great pyramids and how they were built. The story thankfully lacks the teen angst of Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series and has much better writing than what I've read in those and related supernatural romance books about vampires." Meribast Amazon
'I found the characters in Sands of Time to be believable, real and each motivated by their own truths. I genuinely cared about them all, including Yin (wait till you meet him) and could see why they behaved in the way that they did." Fiona Tate
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Finally someone with Lord Akeldama's point of view! This intermittently follows the trials and tribulations of one of the original vampires of earth, and it is a fascinating read! It is rather short, but that's a lot better than some of those epic length tomes that really don't keep one's interest. The view is different, the characterizations are complex, and the reader's interest is held to the end and beyond.
Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite The opening book in the Fate of the True Vampire series, Sands of Time by Christine Church, sets up a story with a unique premise regarding the origin of vampires. The author sets her story above and beyond conventional vampire stories by linking the Pet Mer (as the alien beings were known) to the Egyptian dynasties and their status as gods among the Egyptian people. The building of the pyramids, designed to provide a dark and safe haven for these god-like beings, and the voluntary blood donations to feed the gods, indicate the unparalleled storyline. Another unconventional aspect of the book is the writing style. I was instantly intrigued by both. The writing style is unusual and interesting in the way it provides the reader with a strong sense of verisimilitude. Ms. Church uses the finding of ancient documents, discovered over a period of several decades but only recently translated, to relate the story of Kesi. As documents are translated and released for publication, the story will continue. It’s a neat writing device I liked very much. While I could quickly empathize with the primary character, Kesi, and loved the writing device used to tell her story, I thought there was too much ‘tell’ and not enough ‘show.’ Unlike many books that have a preponderance of telling passages, Sands of Time does not drag its way into boredom. The story is compelling enough to keep the reader turning the pages, but, oh how much better it would have been if the author had paused in the journal recital, jumped back in time and ‘showed’ us what Kesi was experiencing. Hoping future volumes in this series shifts into a more equal exchange of telling and showing passages, I recommend this first book and the series. I am looking forward to more of Kesi’s story.