Blood Infernal: The Order of the Sanguines
Book III
Released On: Feb 10, 2015

In a masterpiece of supernatural mystery and apocalyptic prophecy, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell bring to a thunderous conclusion their epic trilogy of novels set between the worlds of shadow and light, between salvation and damnation, where the very gates of Hell must be shattered to discover the true fate of humankind in…

Blood Infernal

As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness. With the Apocalypse looming, Erin must again join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for a treasure lost for millennia. But the prize has already fallen into the hands of their enemy, a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall.

The search for the key to salvation will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty shelves of the Vatican’s secret archives to lost medieval laboratories, where ancient alchemies were employed to horrific ends. All the while, they are hunted, besieged by creatures of uncanny skill and talent. As clues are dug free from ancient underground chapels and found frozen in icy mountain caverns, Erin will discover that the only hope for victory lies in an impossible act—one that will destroy not only her, but all she loves. To protect the world, Erin must walk through the very gates of Hell and face the darkest of enemies: Lucifer himself.

With The Blood Gospel, the first novel in the Order of the Sanguines series, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combined science, myth, and religion to introduce a breathtaking world where miracles hold new meaning and the fight for good over evil is far more complicated than we ever dreamed. And now, in this epic conclusion to the Sanguines trilogy, Blood Infernal, they take us to the very pit of Hell itself, making us peer into the abyss and face our greatest fears, to answer the ultimate question: What price will we pay for true salvation?

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Critical Acclaim

  • “James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell have created a series that brings in religious history and fantasy to a new level with the Order of the Sanguines.”

    Fresh Fiction
  • "Blood Infernal, the third installment, by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell is an amazing finale to the Sanguines series...The authors skillfully combine historical elements of Christianity, science, and love into a wonderful story that is action packed and will tug at the reader’s emotions. It is a must read for anyone who wants to be glued to a book."

    Crimespree Magazine
  • "BLOOD INFERNAL is written at such a breakneck pace that you literally will be short of breath turning the pages. The action, intrigue and suspense are relentless and speed toward the epic conclusion featuring Lucifer.”

    Bookreporter.com
  • The final book in a trilogy is always difficult to read, the knowledge that you have to say a fond farewell to characters that you have watched grow and develop into the multi dimensional beings that they are now.

    Well can I just say that the Rollins and Cantrell writing combination did not disappoint. The return of Father Rhun Korza (sanguinist/ Knight of Christ), Dr Erin Grainger (archaeologist / Woman of Learning) and Sargent Jordan Stone (soldier / Warrior of Man) I have eagerly awaited since last year, they returned in an earth shattering explosion, fighting the one fight against evil, to prevent the return of the fallen angel Lucifer and the threatening cascade of darkness.

    Beautifully written, the fusion of history, mythology and modern science again intertwines into a novel that grips the reader from the very beginning.

    Questioning again how far beneath evil lies and just how the quest for salvation will go.

    I have laughed and cried reading this book, I've mourned close friends and felt an array of emotions that i never expected.

    It may be the end of the trilogy however I am ever hopeful that this will not be the end of the characters that I have grown to love.

    Ashley Bell (Reader Review)
  • "Blood Infernal, the third installment, by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell is an amazing finale to the Sanguines series...The authors skillfully combine historical elements of Christianity, science, and love into a wonderful story that is action packed and will tug at the reader’s emotions. It is a must read for anyone who wants to be glued to a book."

    Black Five
  • "Blood Infernal is equal parts horror and action with a heavy dose of superstition and science thrown in for good measure, all adding up to a breathless and bracing book, as scary as it is scintillating."

    Jon Land, Providence Journal
  • "Imaginative…an almost endless series of riddles and clues, battles and betrayals…before a climactic battle and a surprise ending.”

    Publishers Weekly

FAQ

  • Q. Blood Infernal" is the final book in your trilogy. Can you give us a little sneak into what might happen?
    A. James: Each of the first two books ended with some fairly dramatic climatic battle scenes, where the ... Read More
  • Q. Looking over the series, what challenges did you face that you were able to overcome?
    A. Rebecca: Working on an epic scale was new for me—so setting up the character arcs across multiple ... Read More
  • Q. How difficult was it when you first started out trying to make sure both of your "voices" came through in the books?
    A. James: To be honest, it took a while. There were several early drafts of the opening chapters—whi ... Read More
  • Q. Since this is a trilogy, would you suggest that readers start with "The Blood Gospel" and work up to "Blood Infernal"?
    A. Rebecca: The books can be read in any order, but I think you get the most complete experience if you ... Read More
  • Q. When trying to create a world that lies 'between the shadow and the light', what was something that you wanted to make sure the reader could relate to?
    A. James: The main characters of Erin and Jordan come from an entirely approachable place. While they ... Read More
  • Q. Character vs. Plot is highly debated in books right now, which side of the fence do you sit on?
    A. Rebecca: When I read, I always look for interesting and engaging characters who I want to spend time ... Read More
  • Q. Which character surprised both of you in having a larger voice throughout the series than you originally thought they would?
    A. James: That’s an easy one (and I know Rebecca would agree): Elizabeth Bathory. She was so delic ... Read More
  • Q. Did you start off thinking this would be a trilogy or did the story become larger when you wrote "The Blood Gospel"?
    A. Rebecca: It was set up as a trilogy, and I think we fulfilled all the promises we made to the reader ... Read More
  • Q. Can you explain to readers how the short story "Blood Brothers" fits into the entire trilogy?
    A. James: Rebecca and I actually wrote two short stories connected to this series. “City of Screams ... Read More
  • Q. What's next for both of you?
    A. James: I’m currently finishing up my next Sigma Force novel (The Bone Labyrinth), which explores ... Read More

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