• Title: Bloodline
  • Author: Kate Cary
  • ISBN: 9781595140784
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bloodline Thirty five years have passed since the death of the Master But now a new evil walks among the living When nineteen year old John Shaw returns from the trenches of World War I he is haunted by nightm
    Thirty five years have passed since the death of the Master But now a new evil walks among the living When nineteen year old John Shaw returns from the trenches of World War I, he is haunted by nightmares not only of the battlefield, but of the strange, cruel and impossible feats of his regiment s commander, Quincey Harker Harker s ferocity knows no limits, andThirty five years have passed since the death of the Master But now a new evil walks among the living When nineteen year old John Shaw returns from the trenches of World War I, he is haunted by nightmares not only of the battlefield, but of the strange, cruel and impossible feats of his regiment s commander, Quincey Harker Harker s ferocity knows no limits, and his strength is superhuman At first John blames his bloody nightmares on trench fever But when Harker appears in England and begins wooing John s sister, John must confront the truth and stop Harker from continuing Dracula s bloodline.

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    1. 4 Stars: This is truly a horrifying, yet intriguingly fantastic book by weaving her tale full of historical possibilities, drawing upon the truth for her fiction, which adds an intriguing dimension to the story. I was gripped, could not wait for the story to unfold and I had to keep reading. I think I will read book 2 just to see where the story goesAmong some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hate [...]

    2. Initially I was excited to read BLOODLINE but once I got into it it felt like little more than a fanfiction-like Dracula retelling. And that disappointed me.I’m really confused as to who Mina’s husband is supposed to be. Dracula was killed in the original. And it’s insinuated here that the man Mina married is Dracula’s son. Who then had a son, Jonathan Harker. But that’s supposed to be the son of Dracula because Mina cuckolded the original Jonathan? From the original? Really confused o [...]

    3. My 13 year old daughter brought this home from the library. She is a Twilight addict and probably wanted to see what other vampire books are like. I try to steal a book from her library pile every once in a while just to see what she's reading so I chose this one. I don't think I've read a book where the author did such a poor job with character development. I don't want to give anything away so that's all I'll say. Unless you enjoy superficial literature, don't waste your time.

    4. Quick TL;DR:*Great book, fun, compelling plot, engrossing characters, not a lofty read, but a fun one, and well-written for it.*NOT your typical vampire YA novel--this is meant as a "sequel" to the original Dracula, and touches on some of the same themes, although not in as literary a way*It's a trilogy, but the third book isn't out yet, and you'll be dying for more when you finish each one--be warned!!;-)When I first saw this book, I was a page at my local library in high school. Shelving books [...]

    5. I read this because I love 'Dracula' and I was hoping for a sequal with equal kapow to keep me interested. I found about 1/10th of that in Bloodline. For a start, not many original characters are used other than Mary's father. Even Tepes wasn't actually Dracula (I think. That was very vague). I was annoyed that vampires can reproduce. Surely that's biologically impossible, considering how they're essentially animated corpses. Another Dracula spin-off, 'The Historian' by Kostova, is what led me t [...]

    6. You want a real vampire story? This is definitely it! It's WWII and Captain Harker is in the trenches sucking Nazi blood. He's taken a liking to Lieutenant John Shaw, though Soon enough, John is injured on a personal night raid with Harker and develops a fever that send him home to England. He ends up in a sanatorium where Mary Seward works as a nurse. She reads his diary and quickly falls in love with John. Of course, John doesn't know this, thanks to the fever. So, Mary tends to him and waits [...]

    7. Personal Response: I think it´s a good book. It's scary, gory, and an adrenaline rush. The author did a good job with how the story changes between all the other characters in the book. The way she does it´s pretty awesome, because it's all between multiple characters, but they all write in a journal. I have read a lot of books about WWI and this is the best. The detail the author writes in this book is phenomenal to me. It´s creepy, disturbing, and different, but all in all it´s a good book [...]

    8. This is a book which continues in the same vein (get it? Vein, vampires? Hardy har har) as the original Dracula both in its storytelling method (through diary entries and letters) and in many of the characters. However, it falls short of the original in its pacing, which is erratic, and story, which can't seem to make up its mind (is it a romance? Is it horror? Is it a thrilling action-adventure? It could be all of those, if the story were more cohesive). Character development is pretty shallow, [...]

    9. During World War 1, 19 year old Lieutenant John Shaw is ill with what is known as trench fever. The horrors of war have overtaken every waking moment. His Commanding Officer,Captain Quincey Harker, is the root of all of John's nightmares. Harker is a vampire that has preyed on the living for many years. It seems now Harker is trying to win over Lily Shaw(John's sister). John has to face Harker in order to get his sister back. John must storm the castle full of monstrous demons and face a familia [...]

    10. This book was pretty good I enjoyed reading it. There was action, drama, and romance this book was really good. This book's setting is in England in the 1900's and it follows a young man John Shaw who returns from the trenches of World War I and he is haunted by the horrors of battle. Not only that but the things he had witnessed of his commander , Quincey Harker. When Harker is in England he begins wooing John's younger sister , Lily. John finds out that Harker is a vampire but he found out too [...]

    11. Bloodline was an interesting book the fused Dracula and world war 1. The character development was quite interesting as well especially how the main character turns from innocent man trying to save his sister in to violent cold-hearted person. Towards the end the book starts become dramatic characters start to change, some die, The antagonist starts regrets his actions,The protagonist turns in to a antagonist. There is a nice plot twist as well

    12. Hmm. I loved the start of this book, with detailed accounts of John's life in the trenches, all the horrors he saw there and the unease he felt towards his CO, Harker. Mary joins in too, as we are reading his account at the same time as her - as John has come back from the trenches feverish and she decides it's a perfectly decent idea to nick his diary and read it. She looks after him oretty well though, I'll give her that.There was just too big a plot hole to ignore during this book however. Ev [...]

    13. I don't typically love journal-style storytelling, but the writing flow drew me in enough to finish it. I did not expect the end such as it was, but that might have been because my copy has a duplicate chunk of pages 217-248(that was a lot of pages)and it seemed to have perhaps jumped a scene or two when it picked back up after the fact. I felt like some of the details could have been fleshed out more, with perhaps some subtle foreshadowing, but perhaps my missing scenes would have tied it toget [...]

    14. In Bloodline written by Kate Cary, Mary Seward is a young nurse and Lieutenant John Shaw go through a drastic emotional and physical development throughout the book. Being put through hell and back, it all starts with Captain Quincy Harker. “Blood from last night’s raid has hardly dried on my uniform. Still the familiar craving builds in my belly and I long to wield my sword” (Cary 1). The horrors of being in the trenches of the war being taking their toll on John early on. Mary Seward is [...]

    15. This book is about a 19 year old boy named John Shaw who comes back from his terrible times in World War 1 and has repetitive nightmares about it every night when he goes to sleep. However he can't seem to find out why he keeps having these awful nightmares but then he goes to England and he finds out that he has to stop his commander, Quincey Harker from continuing this bad bloodline.

    16. A nice, quick read. The ending definitely permits a sequel. I can't wait to see how this story ends!

    17. Bloodline: A Decent Sequel to Dracula That Only Took 117 Years To ArriveA Review By: AmeliaInterested in more book reviews? Check out my blog Bookworms Unite!(bookwormsunitebookreviews)When one thinks of a true gothic novel, what comes to mind? What about the best vampire to ever stalk the streets in search of blood? What about the most bad-ass vampire hunter to wield a stake and mallet? The answer to all these questions is, of course, the novel Dracula. With so much in Bram Stoker’s masterpie [...]

    18. This Dracula fan fiction book begins as a mildly pathetic and uncreative pastiche of the original novel, and eventually take a turn for the truly bizzarre as far as characterization goes. Amusing, for a Dracula fan, but not satisfying either as a novel or a Dracula continuation.The premise: It is World War I. Fighting for England is Quincey Harker, the son of Jonathan and Mina who we hear about in the epilogue of Dracula. But this novel takes the not uncommon perspective that he is actually the [...]

    19. 'Bloodline' is an inventive sequel to the original Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story takes place many years after the events that led to the downfall of Dracula - events that left, however, his bloodline intact.Quincey Harker is a captain leading a band of men during the war. John Shaw is one of his lieutenants, who witnesses the atrocious nighttime exploits of his captain and who returns to England to convalesce and recover from his injuries, haunted by what he's seen. Mary Seward is the daughte [...]

    20. Mary is working as a nurse in a sanatorium when she recognises one of her patients as a boy she knew as a child. John was injured during the war and has been sent home to recover but he is struggling with nightmares of his time in the trenches. Mary wants to find a way to get through to John so she reads his journal to find out what happened to him, the more she learns about Captain Quincy Harker the more sure she is that something strange was going on. When Harker turns up at the hospital and s [...]

    21. 2.5 starsI am usually not drawn to vampire novels but my friend recommended this one to me. It was actually decent but definitely did not live up to the justice of what vampires are capable of.The writing was quite peculiar to me. Although it is set during World War I, the way the journal is written seems more like a narration of a story rather than a recording of events. In my opinion, it would have been better if the novel was not told as a diary but I enjoyed it overall.My favorite journal en [...]

    22. Written in Journal entries from the characters of Mary, John, and Quincey, Bloodline takes place during World War I; however, war isn’t the only issue for Mary and John, vampires are threatening to ruin their lives forever. John heads off to fight in the war where he meets Captain Quincey Harker who is able to defeat many alone in supernatural ways. When John returns ill with trench fever he blames it for his strange memories of Quincey’s abnormal fighting techniques. Mary Stewart takes care [...]

    23. What is the book about?It's the end of 1916, and John Shaw has returned from the trenches of the first World War with the fever that is causing him pain, delirium and horrible nightmares. Mary Seward is immediately drawn to him and takes a special interest in John. When John is brought into the sanatorium he is clutching a red leather journal, that Mary brings home for safe keeping. Curiosity kills her, and she reads of the things that he has witnessed in the war. It's no wonder is he is ranting [...]

    24. I gave this book 3/5 stars on my blog readingawaythedaysBloodline is a unique take on the vampire as it's set during the First World War, during a time of blood, death and carnage and to add a vampire into the mix was in my opinion genius. Especially a vampire descended from the original vampire, Dracula! At first I couldn't get into the book but I didn't want to give up on it so I continued and am glad I did as I really got into it and grow to really enjoy it.The story is narrated though variou [...]

    25. John Shaw is sent to the front lines of World War One. He can’t help but awe at his Captain, Quincy Harker, but there is also something strange about him as well. When John is injured, he is sent back to England to recover. A nurse, Mary Seward, recognizes John and she nurses him back to health as well as befriends his sister who lives nearby, Lily. John suffers from a fever that causes delusions. Mary hoping to help calm his fears reads his diary to learn about what John has faced.John descri [...]

    26. Bloodline opens on the battlefields in France during the First World War. John Shaw is to join the regiment of Captain Quincy Harker, another fellow Romanian who is fighting for England. The book is told through a series of letters and diary entries. One soon realizes that Captain Harker was no common officer, but was, in fact, a vampire. John Shaw struggles with the things he witnesses Captain Harker do to the enemy. He details all of this in his journal, but falls ill with delusions and is ret [...]

    27. Taking a look at this cover, you have a pretty good idea what the book is about. But I had no idea that it would sway me of my feet.Mary Seward is a character I liked from the start. She is a caring, sweet young girl and wants to help others the best she can. I could tell from her writing in her journal that she was deeply in love with John, and I could feel her connection with him. She is also very brave, strong and determined to find a solution.John Shaw is 19 years old and reading his writing [...]

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