Official Review: The Children of Cain

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Official Review: The Children of Cain

Post by ValtearTheShadebane » 15 Mar 2016, 21:31

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Children of Cain" by David R. Bishop & J. Scott Cordero.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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The Children of Cain: House of Dvanaesti, by David R. Bishop and J. Scott Cordero, is a supernatural thriller that explores the power and pervasiveness of evil in our society and the tenacity of humans to overcome it. Successful political dirt-digger Gabriel Hawthorne knows that every politician has some secret that can be exposed. But his latest target, the charismatic governor of Florida, seems to have it all together. After digging a little further however, he finds that the governor has sinister connections, the implications of which are more terrifying than he ever imagined.

As the story unfolds, Gabriel walks right into a centuries-long battle between vampires and the humans who now have the technology to defeat them. When Gabriel discovers how entrenched the evil creatures are in politics, he must decide whether he will join forces with the secret society to wage war on the vampires or take matters into his own hands.

My first impression of this book was that it would be along the same lines as the Left Behind series, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, featuring a supreme world ruler and end-time events that readers can follow along with in the Bible. I was happy that it did not follow that formula because it is refreshing to see authors show other ways evil leaders climb their way into power. Some readers will no doubt enjoy the “conspiracy theorist” fervor the book has, but for me it seemed a little incredible. Also, there were numerous spelling errors throughout the novel and some pages looked like they were still in the editing process.

The authors kept the story moving rapidly with short chapters, witty dialogue, and descriptive action scenes. The story raises the possibility that humans, as a whole, are not the most intelligent and powerful species on the planet. Not only is the top species much more powerful, it is also malevolent. With all that Gabriel is up against, the reader can really admire his determination to do all he can to protect those he cares about.

This book features excellent storytelling that hooks readers from the start. The several characters in this book are kept distinct and memorable by the authors’ humorous descriptions. This is the type of vampire story that showcases their cunning and superhuman strength and speed, making it an enjoyable read for mature readers. Because it is a vampire story with lots of blood, some scenes may be a bit too graphic for younger readers to handle. The Children of Cain: House of Dvanaesti is a thrilling novel that highlights the effects of the supernatural on a topic as worldly as politics. Even with all of its charms, its many spelling errors are too distracting for me to shrug off. Therefore, I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 18 Mar 2016, 00:29

Sounds like a very interesting and action-packed book with memorable characters. Great job on the review.

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Post by bigirimanacelestin » 18 Mar 2016, 09:20

The story raises the possibility that humans, as a whole, are not the most intelligent and powerful species on the planet. Not only is the top species much more powerful, it is also malevolent.
Is it true?
Best book to be read.
Thanks for good review.
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Post by chytach18- » 18 Mar 2016, 11:44

I'm not a young reader and can hold my nerves but I don't like when it's too much blood pouring in a book or film. But I might like the conspiracy theory. Very interesting review, ValtearTheShadebane.

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Post by ValtearTheShadebane » 18 Mar 2016, 16:31

Thanks everyone! It's definitely an interesting book...I hope the authors consider writing another book to make a series. If so, I'd be among the first to read it!

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Post by hsimone » 23 Mar 2016, 17:18

Great and insightful review, ValtearTheShadebane! This definitely sounds interesting and I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
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Post by Valerie » 31 Mar 2016, 15:43

I like the review. It's a great one, ValtearTheShadebane.

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Post by ValtearTheShadebane » 04 Apr 2016, 08:25

Thanks, Valerie! :-)

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