France, 1371. The old Queen of France lies on her deathbed with a secret she will take to her grave: there is one true heir to the throne, one who would have the power to ally France and Scotland. But after her death, all that will be left are a few shreds of evidence revealing the stunning identity of her successor.
Flight attendant Skye Armstrong has heard the voice of warning before, and as she's returning home from London, she recognizes the feeling of dread that accompanies her sixth sense. Walking from the airport terminal to her car, she pauses in the middle of the road. Her hesitation gives a Good Samaritan the split second he needs to pull her out of the path of a speeding car, saving her life. But her misfortunes are just beginning. When she arrives home, she discovers that Auntie Marjorie has been kidnapped, and cryptic instructions have been left behind: Skye must retrieve the contents of a safe deposit box and deliver it to the captors . . .No police. Her feelings of dread return.
What Skye discovers in the bank box is baffling: a single page. The ancient document is certainly valuable, and with no time to lose, she goes to the rendezvous to discover the next step. A cell phone rings beneath a park bench. She answers the call, and on the screen is a picture of Auntie, unconscious. Now the kidnapper demands Skye find two more pages or her aunt will die.
What secrets are hidden within the illuminated pages, and who believes they are worth killing for? And what roles does the Good Samaritan play in all of it?
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2019|
|Audiobook Narrator||Luone Ingram|
|Audiobook Runtime||Approximately 8.5 hrs.|
The quest for the 3 vellums was suspenseful, interesting, and full of history. The mystery was full of twists and turns. I loved the precept on which the quest was based. I was drawn in to the story immediately. The only reason I did not give this novel a five was because of the weak character development.
The best developed character was the professor with his knowledge to dispense. His knowledge of history drove a lot of the story. The professor was a very likeable character. But was he too good to be true? Jack was interesting, but not too much about him was given through much of the novel. Jack was a man of mystery. was he good or bad? The Frenchman was also a man of mystery. Was he a good guy or a bad guy? Skye was the weakest character in the book. She was an emotional roller coaster. Skye was often very annoying to me. Throughout most of the story, she was very hard for me to relate to and like.
The intrigue out weighed Skye's annoying-ness. If you like adventure you will like this story.
Kept me listening on the edge of my seat. Enjoyed it thoroughly!
Wowsers! Never saw that coming. Great book- Enjoyed the audio version.
Bloodline is the newest mystery/suspense novel from author Kathi Oram Peterson. This book gave me great anxiety. It starts in the past in 1371 and then switches to present day. From the beginning, the main character Skye is almost ran down and then she finds out her beloved Auntie Marjorie has been kidnapped. This novel is set up so well that through most of the book you have no idea who to trust. I mean every single person that Skye has "helping" her to find her Auntie and the secret pages from the past could potentially be who is behind the mystery. I felt that everyone had reasons to be the bad guy, even the handsome and mysterious Jack.
Bloodline is not an easy book to put down so I suggest you find some quiet time to just read the whole book in one sitting. There is a lot of action in the book and a blossoming romance but the best part is figuring out all of the clues that are being given. This novel also has a lot of history centering around The Hundred Years War and the royalty of England, France, and Scotland at that time. You could almost call this novel's genre historical- mystery- suspense. You can tell that the author did extensive research as she threaded together the plot. If you like this type of novel you need to read Bloodline. One last note, I LOVED the cover of this novel. It's just gorgeous! Everyone wanted to know what the book was about as I wandered around with it trying to catch a few minutes to keep reading.
This book is good for older teens and adults and has mild violence. Bloodline will keep you guessing and stressing from the beginning until the very end.
This light suspense has a definite historical feel to it. In fact, it's loaded with history from France to Scotland. Sometimes this became a bit tedious to me and I skimmed because it was so much information just sort of dumped- in a conversational way, but still.
I liked the "on the run" feel to the book. Danger was constant and always right behind Skye and lots of times it was right on top of her, coming from several different sources. It felt like the bad guys were everywhere. And they were! There were a couple twists I didn't see coming, a couple I did. That's the way I like it- knowing some things, but not everything.
I didn't really connect emotionally with the characters or feel of their emotional connections to each other, so from that standpoint the story fell a bit flat for me, but overall this was a good story. I like the concept and the idea of it. I wonder if there will be another book? It felt a bit open ended to me. I would read the next book.
Content: mild violence, mild peril
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
I loved the idea of this plot. A queen dying with a secret heir to the throne and all that coming to light in the modern era. Having been to many of the sites that were seen in the story in Scotland, I loved revisiting them. She did a wonderful job showing the many political viewpoints that are currently going on in Scotland as well. I enjoyed the story, but I found myself feeling like Skye was too weak of a character for me. She questioned too much after certain characters more than proved themselves, in my opinion. I did really like the twists toward the end and I would recommend it to others. I didn't feel completely done though at the end. I has me wondering if there will be a sequel.
BLOODLINE is a story full of adventure and suspense as characters raise to find artifacts that hold a long-ago secret. With a motley crew of characters, not knowing who to trust, and a quest to save a loved one's life, this story was entertaining from start to finish.
I enjoyed these characters, particularly the two main ones. The author did a wonderful job of making you distrust basically everyone else. I did suspect one of the villains early on, but it was still interesting to see how everything played out. The romance was on the light side, but had some decent chemistry. The plot kept thing interesting and moving at a steady pace. There also is a nice lead-in to a sequel, which would be interesting.
In the end, was it what I wished for? A very entertaining story. If you enjoy stories like The Da Vinci Code or National Treasure, you will like this story of adventure and danger as these characters travel the globe in search of some hidden artifacts that prove a dangerous secret.
Content: Some violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.
I LOVE books like this one. It has a killer plot that will keep you guessing, great characters and it’s just a great book!
Bloodline starts out in 1371, but quickly jumps to the present day. Skye Armstrong is the main character and the reader sees everything through her eyes. This really worked with this book, because, just like Skye, the reader has no idea who she can trust or who she should run from. And Skye spends a lot of time running.
There are so many characters in this one. There’s Skye’s Auntie Marjorie who Skye is super worried about. Jack, the man from the airplane who saves her life at airport. And Professor Sumsion, Auntie Marjorie’s boyfriend. I had no idea who she could trust. There’s always someone after Skye in an almost uncanny way. That really kept me guessing!
This book didn’t take me long to read. That’s probably because I didn’t want to put it down. I guess I was afraid I’d miss something if I did. Plus Skye needed me to know what was happening to her! Make sure to read it, I hope you love it as much as I did!