by Glory Rabenaugh
Revelations Coming closely follows Christian history, but with a twist. It changes early accounts of famous religious events, and casts vampyres in all the lead roles. The author creates a world of good vampyres, the bloodline of Jesus; and evil vampires, the descendants of Cain. Both lines have two classes of vampyres: those born of the bloodline (known as the Mashiach), and those who drink of the bloodline (known as Talmidimthose). Venus is a combination of the two. And just for fun, angels are thrown into the mix, also of the good and evil varieties.
Venus is too attractive for her own good. Having been raised in the foster system, she has encountered every possible form of monster (of the non-paranormal variety), all before her 18th birthday. From years of abuse, she lacks hope and faith in humanity. Alas, she will play a key role in determining whether good or evil prevails on earth. And she hasn't a clue.
On her 18th birthday, Venus runs away from her foster home, and is approached by a very scary man who knows who she is. Fleeing from this man, she is picked up by a truck driver, who turns out to be a good samaritan. He takes her to his home, where she meets his kind and concerned family. Now in a safe home for the first time in her life, she decides to stay a while. Here, she meets the Archangel Michael, Riken (a descendant of Jesus), and Arias Hassan (a descendant of Cain). Finding herself drawn to each one of them, she is pulled in all directions. Three beautiful men are all wanting her attention, and she is attracted to all of them!
Ultimately, she succumbs to the strongest pull of all. But this is where things get confusing! Still, it held my interest, and I read the book straight through! The end was disturbing, and a bit over the top. Also, I would have liked to see more attention to plot development, or perhaps to the book's editing. But I am eager to see what happens next, and will definitely read the next installment!
Reviewed by Kelli