Book Review: Sands of Time (Fate of the True Vampires #1) by Christine Church

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Sands of Time (Fate of the True Vampires #1) by Christine Church
eBookIt.com (ebook), 2015
79 Pages

Author Website

Amazon (UK)

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I was given a free copy by the author in exchange for a honest review.

WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT

Throughout time and history, lives have been documented, translated, published. But none so bizarre as the entries within this book. In various locations around the world and different times in history, journal entries have been located. Some within tombs, barely decipherable, others underground or within old ruins. Yet, all have one thing in common. They are all penned, in one form or another, by the same person.

As time progressed, these documents found their way to historical societies around the world, were translated and placed in chronological order. Each document and journal entry has been carbon dated, handwriting matched by expert analysis. The woman who wrote this first series of texts appears to have been in existence for thousands of years.

As time progressed, these documents found their way to historical societies around the world, were translated and placed in chronological order. Each document and journal entry has been carbon dated, handwriting matched by expert analysis. The woman who wrote this first series of texts appears to have been in existence for thousands of years.

In desperation, Kesi steals Yin’s only progeny to save her from his tyranny. The two run, but the world is not big enough to escape Yin’s detection. Through her travels in time and throughout the world, Kesi comes across many characters who either aid her in her quest or make her more determined than ever that she must kill Yin or risk being alone forever.

This book is the first instalment of many in the “Fate of the True Vampires” series.

OPENING PARAGRAPH

The following journal entries, scrolls, and letters have been found and collected by various societies around the world. Many, through diligent care in the hands of experts, had to be reconstructed as they had crumbled whether by age, weather or disaster. Others, though ancient, were well preserved before being carbon dated and translated by the finest anthropological experts and linguists from the Smithsonian in Washington DC and other organisations dedicated to the preservation of culture and history.

WHAT I THOUGHT

This is my first time reading Christine Church.

I loved Sands of Time. I loved the way this short novel is structured, consisting of various journal entries, scrolls and letters found scattered across the globe, each one originating from different eras and centuries. This created a nice touch. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolds and how Kesi reveals her heritage and the origins of her people and half breed’s commonly referred to as vampyres. Kesi has a really good narrative voice and tells the story well. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. I came over all patriotic and William Wallace-like when Kesi and Yin’s progeny live in Paisley, Scotland for a while.

I’d highly recommend Sands of Time. This is well-written, intriguing start to a series. I look forward to finding out how the story will unfold.

RATING

5 STAR RATING

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