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Civil Blood: The Vampire Rights Case That Changed a Nation

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews

In a future America still recognizable as our own, the outbreak of a vampire virus becomes front-page news. An infected trial lawyer named Morgan Lorenz sues the corporation that tried to conceal the existence of the virus, claiming medical negligence on a massive scale.

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 10th 2018 by Christopher Hepler
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Perry Lake
This vampire book is more science-fiction than horror and more action and scheming than science-fiction.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

With all the high tech spying and assassination, all circling around vampires, I am seriously reminded of Graeme Rodaughan’s Metaframe series.  In the Skia Project series, with a cybernetic stimweb allowing a user to enhance and control their qi, or life energy, a small group of highly trained assassins goes out into the Night to hunt down and destroy vampi
Joshua Grant
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One thing I’ve always loved about Chris Hepler’s writing is his talented ability to add scientific facts and backing to an extraordinary plot making it sound believable while maintaining its interesting fast pace. From the lofty future universe of Mass Effect to vampire-riddled America, Hepler is an expert at crafting stories with depth. His latest, Civil Blood, doesn’t disappoint. When a state-sponsored vampire hunter gets infected with the disease, her life isn’t the only one that changes. One ...more
Beena Khan
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
The book has two main characters, Infinity and Rannath. This isn't my typical book genre, but I did like reading it a lot. I liked the paranormal aspect with the science fiction aspect as well. The author has written a good piece of literature, and I was hooked onto the book. Would defo recommend! ...more
Alisha Rowe
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Infinity is on a team of f-prots whose mission is to save the world from vipe scum. Vipes are basically vampires that were accidentally created in a lab by a scientist 4 years ago. Since then F-Prots, or Forced Protections, like Infinity have had to eradicate them before they could infect and kill the entire human population.

That all changes when Infinity becomes infected and she learns the truth behind everything. Then, when a vipe by t
Lee Hall
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
An alternative but realistic take on vampires with sharp political and biological edges…

Those who know the vampire genre will also know the usual tropes that come with it. This book doesn’t have any of that. Chris Hepler has brought the concept of vampirism into a brand new light and territory that see’s it as a type of pathogen in a believable reactive world. This is of course something very relevant today and the depth of this story is found in it’s characters along with the exploration of bio
Chris Hepler
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
To be up-front, this review's by the author, so take it with a shaker full of salt. I consider it permissible for an author to give their own review -- one review is hardly enough to make a difference in most cases, and if there are few enough that it does blow the curve, the book needs all the help it can get.

I'm giving "Civil Blood" 5 stars not because I think the book is flawless, but to advocate for its strengths. Writing it, I tried to make layered characters, quotable turns of phrase, dram
Susanne Schmidt
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Fast paced, yet philosophical read about people turned into vampires by a man-made virus.
The book follows two main characters, Infinity and Rannath, both employed by the pharma corporation that created the virus in clean-up crews that take down the infected before the virus can become public knowledge. When a charismatic lawyer announces his infection to the world, and Infinity gets infected herself, she can side with him by acting as a double agent, or wait for her former employers to hunt her
E.J. Dawson
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has sat for far too long on my eshelf and I tackled it a few days ago and then devoured the entire book in the space of a day. With tones of Blade, Romeo & Juliet and Resident Evil, Civil blood is about a vampiric like virus and the company that tried to cover it up. When it's made public the journey of those affected by it is traumatic and filled with wonderful character development. I loved the two main characters, Ranath and Infinity, and think the author did a beautiful job of thei ...more
Mfonemana Uduak
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the perspective in which the story is told. She basically acts as a double agent. Working for her agency while infected. The author's writing style is quite odd though, even if great. I find myself always lost every time a reach the next chapter. To me,  this would be the only negative as it took some getting used to.

Overall,  this was a good read. A well written book that grips you from the first chapter.
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