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
ASIN: B003BIGNRW
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.

2 comments:

  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!

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  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

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