Chronicles of the Sanguivorous, Not Just Another Vampire Novel

18 Mar

Sanguivorous means blood-eater.

Allow me to present to you, my newest novel. And very soon, dear reader, will be able to download Chronicles of the Sanguivorous, The Rising for free.

The novel is part of a planned seven book series that I’ve outlined, called The Chronicles of the Sanguivorous, with the first book being subtitled, “The Rising.”  As some of you might have already guessed, it’s about vampires.

I love vampire stories; they’ve always appealed to me, all the way back to when I was a kid and read Dracula for the first time.  Then Interview with the Vampire came along, which still is the overly prolific Anne Rice’s greatest work.  I particularly enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse books and love HBO’s “True Blood” series made from them.  Somehow, the working class South and eternal vampires make for a potent combination, and my hat’s off to Charlaine Harris for coming up with such a winning concept.

So, inspired– I decided to write my own vampire series, bringing my own particular historical twist to them.  I had always wanted to write a time travel book about a love that lasted for centuries, but I didn’t want to write science fiction.  I take the story all the way back to the beginning of history when vampires were first mentioned in the historical records.

That turned out to be in Mesopotamia, which is a very convenient place for me to write about because I had done extensive research on it for my second best-selling novel, Day of the False King, which is set in ancient Babylon.  It is believed by scholars that the vampire legends first arose there, when wind demons, desiring a corporeal body, mated with the depraved King Lugal.  Their misbegotten spawn became the vampire of legend.

(Stay tuned… details about the upcoming novel in my next post.) 


3 Responses to “Chronicles of the Sanguivorous, Not Just Another Vampire Novel”

  1. Starsh March 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Hi Brad, just a recommendation in case you haven’t read it – The Historian. By ? Kristeva. Best vampire book Ive ever read. In the tradition of Bram Stoker and nicely literary.

    • Brad Geagley March 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      Dear Starsh,

      Thanks for the suggestion, but I make a point of NOT reading books that are similar to mind. I’ve extremely suggestible. One time, when I was writing my first, “Year of the Hyenas”, which was about crime in Ancient Egypt, I made the mistake of reading “Pride and Prejudice.” Pharaoh ended up sounding like a Regency dandy for a couple of days!

  2. catherinebowman March 20, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Sounds like a grand read. Definitely needs to go on my TBR pile!

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