The Curse of Judas by Cynthia Brandel

The Curse of Judas by Cynthia Brandel
Revenant City Series
Publisher: Self published
Genre: Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short story (76 pages)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

The price of survival is blood. The price of freedom is life. All things will eventually meet their end…….including humanity.

After generations of advancement, the human race thought they were invincible. That was until the revenant made their presence known. In order to survive, humans had to pay a price.

The cost……their blood. The source of life for all living things.

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As fate would have it, Phoebe wouldn’t be able to go unnoticed for much longer. She caught the attention of Cassius, a revenant, and was summoned by him to the tower.

Phoebe would learn more about the revenant than most other humans. Cast into a world that she was not yet ready for, Phoebe would do anything to survive.

But she would soon learn that sometimes the cost of survival is more than a person could bear.

After the revenant war, the humans were divided into two sections, those well to do who had places in the Consulate, and those who worked hard for a mere pittance and gave blood once a month to the revenants, or vampires, to give them their common name. Failure to work meant exile from the city to the wilds where the people were like animals.

Phoebe works in a garden nursery and looks after her adopted father Pappy until one day her world turns upside down.

At times this story grabbed my interest but at others it became very bland. I also found it a bit difficult to follow at times, especially when the revenant gave her a feeling of security and comfort. Why would she trust him so quickly? The story also seemed to gallop along in places, moving her rapidly from place to place with no real time to get interested in what was happening to Phoebe.

The concept of the book was intriguing and with a bit more effective development could become a very good story. Make it a bit deeper and longer and the author would have an excellent novel.

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