This was a very interesting take on the crucifixion of Jesus. The author weaved a fascinating conspiracy story involving vampires and roman soldiers into a well known biblical tale. The characters were well developed and despite the actions of Taras, a Legionary assassin, I found myself pulling for him to have a happy ending. Great storytelling, supporting players, and settings, beautifully descriptive. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that occasionally the dialog slipped into what seemed to be more modern terminology than what might be heard in 33 A.D. This is really a minor gripe and does not hinder the story in any way. All in all a very enjoyable read.
4 out of 5 stars