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Order of the Blood (The Unofficial Chronicles of John Grissom #1)

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When a vampire's abilities and defects never fully develop, taking on the head of England's biggest vampire sect could be a bad idea. Ever since he was turned, John Grissom, bacteriologist, has worked to find a cure for the disease. A powerful peer of the realm approaches him about research into the immunological properties of vampire blood, but Grissom discovers a far mor ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published October 10th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published October 1st 2015)
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Laura Pearl
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My online friend Page Zapledam recently gifted me a copy of her novel, "Order of the Blood, the Unofficial Chronicles of John Grissom," in exchange for an honest review. It was with a heavy dose of skepticism that I started this Regency vampire novel, the first in a planned series for the author.

Yes, you read that correctly: set in 1809, it’s a Regency novel that seems as if it could have been penned by the likes of the estimable Jane Austen during her early 19th-century heyday; but its title ch
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William Bitner Jr.
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Fantastic Gothic Vampire Novel

Just finished reading “Order of the Blood: The Unofficial Chronicles of John Grissom”, by Page Zaplendam. A fantastic Gothic Vampire Fantasy read. Set in 1809 London, the Georgian/Regency era (I’m a sucker for a great period pieces). John Grissom, vampire/bacteriologist maybe, but every bit the gentlemen. Miss Henrietta Isherwood, a woman before her time...and Gerhardt Van Helsing, a Prussian vampire hunter all on a quest to stop the evil vampire Lord Waite and hi
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Cassia
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
An unusual Regency vampire, John Grissom: bacteriologist, researcher and gentleman, he tries to study his own "disease" in order to find a cure. Not a man of action, he is involved in a Foreign Office's mission to fight an evil specimen of vampire and turns into a detective and spy.

Never had a taste for seductive, omnipotent vampires, so I liked John Grissom, very normal, very tormented vampire. I hope other installments in this series will be available soon, because there is so much more to dis
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Leslie Sholly
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always enjoyed historical romances and fantasy. This book has both. Still, I was a little skeptical when I began to read. After all, there have been a lot of vampire novels written recently. What more could there be to say?

But John Grissom is not your typical vampire: debonair, bloodthirsty, seductive, and headed straight for hell. Nor is he a modern vampire: gorgeous, angsty, tortured, all-powerful. Instead he is a Catholic gentleman of the past (England, 1809), a scientist living with w
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Kimberly Marie
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
A change of pace

I received a copy of Order of the Blood: The Unofficial Chronicles of John Grissom in turn for an honest review. While reading the description of the Author's writing tendencies I will admit I was hesitant, but thought I should branch out. Upon completion of this book I can honestly say I am very glad I did.



The book follows the adventures of a defected vampire in the year 1809. However, unlike most vampire novels this is not a suave devil may care character, but a God fearing,

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Nancy Hammons
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the normal vampire

This was a pretty good story, not too bloody or creepy. I'll probably read it again and maybe the next one.
Siobhán
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone who has never read anything in this genre before, I was sceptical at first and did not expect to enjoy it that much. After the first two chapters or so, I was totally hooked and could not wait to find out what happens next. I have not been so enthusiastic about a book in years. The characters are very believable. I found Miss Isherwood, as a young woman, very relatable and I very much enjoyed how she deals with her circumstances. She is someone I would love to have as a friend. The im ...more
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