Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth

About the book: 
Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth: Nathaniel Cade Series #1
Format: Nook Book
Publisher: Penguin, may 2010

Synopsis from
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.

My Thoughts:
I'm not sure why it took me so long to read this book. I bought this book on my Nook when it first came out and I just got around to reading it. Although it took me a whole year to get to this book, I was not disappointed with the story at all. 
If someone told you that the President had his very own vampire that helps him save the human world from non-human threats, what would you say? Well , Zachary Brooks at first didn't take it seriously but when he first met Nathaniel Cade and realized he was going to be working with him as his partner, he literally wet himself. 
Over 140 years ago, Nathaniel Cade was bound by a blood oath to the President of the United States and all who are appointed by said President. This means, Cade cannot harm these people in any way and any order given by them he has to abide by. Cade is used to basically protect the world from terrorist attack by all human and non-human beings.
This story was so refreshing. I liked that it was also dealing with modern times. Even though Blood Oath is not the typical vampire story that I've read in the last couple of years, it is a fantastic, mysterious and thrilling vampire story. Christopher Farnsworth was able to incorporate humor and wit with quite a bit of action and a lot of gore. The story line was fantastic and it also made me wonder, what if parts of the story were really true. There are so many forces in the world against the U.S. that how do we really know they are all human? Okay, that's a bit far-fetched but we never know do we.


DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated to review this book. These are my opinions of a book in which I purchased on my own.