Sands of Time - Fate of the True Vampires #1
Publisher: Christine Church
Updated, Expanded 2018 Edition
2016 Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Mysteries uncovered from tombs. Secrets dug up from the grave. The truth and origin of vampires has been unearthed.
Thousands of years of journals, scrolls, and documents. A life exposed. That of Kesi. A blood drinker from the ancients.
Read her journals, her desperation for a family, the failed ability to share her bloodline. Travel with her to ancient China where she meets Yin, an alchemist who holds the answers she seeks. But his desires are dark. Using torture, mayhem and bloodshed, through science he is determined to find a "cure" and end the children of the hybrids, known as vampyres. Kesi's only hope for a family.
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
The first book and introduction to a unique and innovative vampire series, Sands of Time is a novella written as translated scripts found throughout time and the world by archaeologists, touching on different points in history. The main character, Kesi, crosses paths with characters we will later read about in future journals.
From the sands of ancient Egypt to the arms of a Roman soldier. From avoiding a killer in 13th century London to faking her own death in post-Jacobean Scotland and onward through Revolutionary France, this short but exciting book is packed full of adventure, history, 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.
"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