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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Availability: In Stock
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This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.
It is a dangerous tale of times past. A love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.
Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.
With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.
Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow.
Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.
But remember, not everyone is for this story.
"A heart-wrenching journey of redemption and hope that left me sobbing, laughing, and clinging to every word."--Donna McChristian, 44, Environmental Chemist
Immanuel's Viens5 Stars Out Of 5Immanuel's ViensSeptember 16, 2016Immanuel's ViensQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was totally captivated by the story line. It was intriguing, it was an awesome book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
mandi1 Stars Out Of 5EhSeptember 7, 2016mandiQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Let down start to finish. I expected more since I loved The Circle series!
Suzanne CarlsonWest Columbia Tx.Age: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5BookAugust 24, 2016Suzanne CarlsonWest Columbia Tx.Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fun read very enjoyable!
bob5 Stars Out Of 5Great bookAugust 16, 2016bobQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love it so far about 96 pages to go, great story line
Emily3 Stars Out Of 5FizzleAugust 11, 2016EmilyQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2Having recently finished 'The Priest's Graveyard,' perhaps my expectations for this Dekker book were artificially high because the reading reality of 'Immanuel's Veins' was a letdown.
I had to think "why was that?" to write this review since a lot of the book is good. The plot line is excellent. The setting is full of beauty and intrigue. The characters are nicely introduced. But it did not deliver. I came up with two reasons for this:
1) We really got into the hero's head. That part was classic Dekker. But I never got into his heart. It felt more like a brotherly love than a romantic passion, so the romance wasn't fully credible.
2) The Vampire theme seemed as if it had been a publisher's assignment, not an idea birthed from the author's soul. There is a lot of deviation from standard mythology for no obvious reason. For one thing, these vampires were supposedly descendants of the biblical nephilim! Um, no. The nephilim were giants, not vampires. Additionally, this troop does not bite necksthey store blood in bottles like wine and use goblets for their draught. I found the explanation by the Tsar vampire that he considered biting the lip to be more highbrow than biting the neck to be ludicrous.
My analysis: This could make a great movie because it has stunning visuals with mountain landscapes and an electrifying thunderstorm. The actors and actresses could supply the chemistry that the book lacks if well cast. But the book lacks the chemistry of a believably gripping vampire seduction; and because of that, I was left asking why the heroine ever needed rescued? Why couldn't she have just walked away?