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Blood Oath – Okay start of new series

Blood OathBlood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, #1) by Christopher Farnsworth
My rating: 6 out 10 stars

Zach Barrows is a cocky, ambitious White House employee until he’s abruptly transferred out and partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the president. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound 140 years ago by a special blood oath, Nathanial Cade is a vampire. On the orders of the president he defends the nation against enemies far stranger-and even more dangerous-than civilians like Zach could ever imagine.

Well this series is perhaps not exactly new in the sense that there is already three books published but for me it is new since I just read the first one.

I generally liked the book. It is a reasonably cool twist on a vampire story and it is okay written. The author does revel a bit in high level conspiracy plots both within the CIA and the White House which is a bit of a shame. Cade do not even seem to have full support by the president which you would expect the “Presidents Vampire” to have. Given that Cade, of course, saved the day (and the president) one have to hope that he gets a bit more appreciation by the good guys in the next book.

That aside the book is a fun read with a nice mixture of ancient mythology around vampires and a modern scientific take. It is definitely a good start, not great but good, of a new book series. At times this installment, not surprisingly, felt like the first trembling steps, character introductions etc., where not everything was quite in place yet so the next one can go both in a good and a bad direction.

It will definitely be interesting to read the next one.

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