Monday, June 21, 2010

Review: 33 A.D. by David McAfee (vampires and controversy!)

Book Info:

Format: Kindle Edition
(also available for the Nook and @ Smashwords)
File Size: 421 KB
Publisher: Coelacanth Press; 1 edition (March 8, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Review Copy: Bought

What I Thought:

This one was GREAT! If you prefer the old-time not sparkly vampires then you should really check this one out!

McAfee spins a wild tale about Jesus (yes, this is where I think the controversy could come in) and how he comes to be crucified. While it involves some strange storytelling I wouldn't call it anti-religious or anything. It's just a "twisted" version. (with evil vampires of course!)

33 A.D. was a really good read...not only because of the non-sparkling vampires (which I do love) but because hidden in this story was a message of keeping faith. Maybe not everyone would see that, but I certainly did. I recommend this one and I'll be checking out some of David's other work including The Lake and Say Goodbye To The Sun.

About The Book:
(from Amazon)

Jerusalem, 33 A.D. The vampires of the era have long sought to gain a foothold into Israel, but the faith of the local Jewish population has held them in check for centuries. When one of their own betrays them to follow a strange young rabbi from Galilee, the elders of the vampire race dispatch Theron, a nine hundred year old assassin, to kill them both.The rabbi's name is Jesus. Killing him should be easy.


  1. Nice review! I remember seeing mention of this one online before...never quite turned my head for the story line...but the cover is definitely an attention grabber. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed it and that you caught the redemptive aspect of the story. I was worried that the bachiyr might be a little too dark (like you said; they don't sparkle), so it's nice to know I'm not the only one who likes his/her vampires with teeth. :)

    David McAfee