Innocent Blood: The Order of the Sanguines
Book II
Released On: Nov 20, 2013

In a masterwork of international adventure, supernatural mystery, and apocalyptic prophecy, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell open the next chapter in a world of shadow and light, of salvation and damnation, where the fate of the heavens is locked within a child of….

Innocent Blood

A vicious attack at a ranch in California thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the folds of the Sanguines, an immortal order founded on the blood of Christ and tasked with protecting the world from the beasts haunting its shadows and waiting to break free into the sunlight. Following the prophetic words found in the Blood Gospel—a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries—Erin must join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and the dark mystery that is Father Rhun Korza to discover and protect a boy believed to be an angel given flesh.

But an enigmatic enemy of immense power and terrifying ambition seeks the same child—not to save the world, but to hasten its destruction. For any hope of victory, Erin must discover the truth behind Christ’s early years and understand His first true miracle, an event wrapped in sin and destruction, an act that yet remains unfulfilled and holds the only hope for the world.

The search for the truth will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty plains of the Holy Land to the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, from the catacombs of Rome to an iron fortress in the Mediterranean Sea, and at last to the very gates of Hell itself, where their destiny—and the fate of mankind—awaits.

With The Blood Gospel, the first novel in the Order of the Sanguines series, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell breathtakingly combined science, myth, and religion and introduced a world where miracles hold new meaning and the fight for good over evil is far more complicated than we ever dreamed. In Innocent Blood they again take us to the edge of destruction . . . and into the deepest reaches of imagination.

*PAPERBACK EDITION + INCLUDES BLOOD BROTHERS: A SHORT STORY EXCLUSIVE

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Critical Acclaim

  • “There’s a touch of genius...in pairing a Dan Brown-ian hidden codex mystery with a vampire tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

FAQ

  • Q. Christian is such an interesting and dynamic character, is that why you chose to write a prequel, BLOOD BROTHERS, about this character? How did this character come to life for you both?
    A. Jim: Christian is first mentioned in passing in THE BLOOD GOSPEL. Even in that brief reference in t ... Read More
  • Q. Did you face any challenges with writing the second book, INNOCENT BLOOD, that you didn’t face with the debut in the series, THE BLOOD GOSPEL?
    A. Jim: During the creation of the first book, it was all about world building, creating this landscape ... Read More
  • Q. In an article published by The Telegraph (UK) few days ago, a fellow suspense writer (Patricia Cornwell) claims she has uncovered one of history’s best-kept secrets: the true identity of Jack The Ripper. Is there an unresolved mystery that you would like to investigate together?
    A. Jim: I always love dabbling into historical mysteries, those pieces of the past that end in a questi ... Read More
  • Q. In the INNOCENT BLOOD and its prequel, THE BLOOD GOSPEL, you introduced elements of a ‘mystical and otherworldly’ nature: religion, Scriptures, apocrypha, angelology. Has anything in your research completely shocked you and changed the way you thought about religion or spirituality?
    A. Rebecca: I was surprised by how easy it was to create the Sanguinist/strigoi mythology by using refe ... Read More
  • Q. INNOCENT BLOOD is a terrific blend of supernatural, mystery, and thriller. Which one of these aspects did you develop first in the genesis of the book?
    A. Rebecca: All of them at once, I think. We had already created the supernatural world and the charact ... Read More
  • Q. What was the biggest challenge in further developing the characters that appeared in THE BLOOD GOSPEL, for the second book in the Sanguines series, INNOCENT BLOOD?
    A. Rebecca: I answered this one early, didn’t I? Sorry about that. The characters had some intense ex ... Read More
  • Q. What’s in store for readers in the next book in the Order of the Sanguines series?
    A. Rebecca: I don’t want to give too much away, but the forces unleashed at the end of INNOCENT BLOOD ... Read More
  • Q. You now have co-authored two books in the Order of the Sanguines series, how did you decide to join forces? How do two prolific minds work together during the writing process?
    A. Jim: The seed for this series came during a trip to a museum in Los Angeles, where I found myself st ... Read More
  • Q. Christian is such an interesting and dynamic character, is that why you chose to write a prequel, BLOOD BROTHERS, about this character? How did this character come to life for you both?
    A. Jim - Christian is first mentioned in passing in THE BLOOD GOSPEL. Even in that brief reference in t ... Read More
  • Q. Did you face any challenges with writing the second book, INNOCENT BLOOD, that you didn’t face with the debut in the series, THE BLOOD GOSPEL?
    A. Jim - During the creation of the first book, it was all about world building, creating this landscap ... Read More
  • Q. In an article published by The Telegraph (UK), fellow suspense writer Patricia Cornwell claims she has uncovered one of history’s best-kept secrets: the true identity of Jack The Ripper. Is there an unresolved mystery that you would like to investigate together?
    A. Jim - I always love dabbling into historical mysteries, those pieces of the past that end in a quest ... Read More
  • Q. In INNOCENT BLOOD and its prequel, THE BLOOD GOSPEL, you introduced elements of a ‘mystical and otherworldly’ nature: religion, Scriptures, apocrypha, angelology. Has anything in your research completely shocked you and changed the way you thought about religion or spirituality?
    A. Rebecca - I was surprised by how easy it was to create the Sanguinist/strigoi mythology by using ref ... Read More
  • Q. INNOCENT BLOOD is a terrific blend of supernatural, mystery, and thriller. Which one of these aspects did you develop first in the genesis of the book?
    A. Rebecca - All of them at once, I think. We had already created the supernatural world and the charac ... Read More
  • Q. What was the biggest challenge in further developing the characters that appeared in THE BLOOD GOSPEL, for the second book in the Sanguines series, INNOCENT BLOOD?
    A. Rebecca - I answered this one early, didn’t I? Sorry about that. The characters had some intense e ... Read More
  • Q. What’s in store for readers in the next book in the Order of the Sanguines series?
    A. Rebecca - I don’t want to give too much away, but the forces unleashed at the end of INNOCENT BLOO ... Read More
  • Q. You now have co-authored two books in the Order of the Sanguines series, how did you decide to join forces? How do two prolific minds work together during the writing process?
    A. Jim - The seed for this series came during a trip to a museum in Los Angeles, where I found myself s ... Read More

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