Oct 112012
 

 

Farnsworth hits his stride with his second book. While the first is good fun, he’s realised that what makes this worth reading is its over-the-top nature. And he takes it right over the top.

In the first chapter, we discover how Osama Bin Laden really died – he was a demon, killed by the vampire who serves the President.

Make no mistake: This is a silly book. But it’s action-oriented and a whole lot of fun. Super-soldiers, snake serum, terrorists, the underworld, and the shadowy überCIA come together for your enjoyment. My only question: Can he keep taking it over-the-top?

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Oct 102012
 

 

In the mood for a ridiculous page-turner? Look no further. Nathaniel Cade is a 147 year old vampire defending America from not only al-Qaeda but the forces of darkness from the other side.

The cover refers to it as “if Dan Brown wrote a vampire thriller” which does it a little disservice. The prose is clear but Blood Oath requires willing suspension of disbelief. Farnsworth has worked as a screenwriter and writes short, sharp chapters that keep pages turning, doublecross after backstab. There’s a little bit of West Wing, a little le Carré, and a lot of blood and silliness.

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