Saturday, April 7, 2018

Review: The Progeny

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The Progeny (Descendants of the House of Bathory #1)

New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brings a modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding the most notorious female serial killer of all time. A fast-paced thriller like Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and BBC America’s hit series Orphan Black.

Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she’s become the hunted.

She’s on a quest that will take her to the secret underground of Europe and the inner circles of three ancient orders—one determined to kill her, one devoted to keeping her alive, and one she must ultimately save.

Filled with adrenaline, romance, and reversals, The Progeny is the present-day saga of a 400-year-old war between the uncanny descendants of “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time, and a secret society dedicated to erasing every one of her descendants. It is a story about the search for self filled with centuries-old intrigues against the backdrop of atrocity and hope.

Source: library

I grabbed this book from the library after signing up for a spotlight tour to let bloggers know about the second book’s release. I went in knowing next to nothing about it, and am so glad I did! I have heard of this author before, because of her books with Ted Dekker, but I haven’t read any of her other work. That will likely change after reading this one~ I loved the wild ride this book contains, and all the mystery, danger, suspense, and even romance!

While this book does mention God, many of the characters seem to either be un-religious or Catholic which I’m not, but it didn’t really take away from the story for me. I also found it odd that dispite some calling this Christian fiction, it deals with decendents of a famous serial killer, which itsn’t a topic that I think of when reading Christian fiction, but if you are looking for a fun suspense read, then this one is a great pick!

I loved the characters, even from the start I wanted to know more about Emily’s past, but more so I wanted to know Luka and Rolan’s stories and how they related to Emily. Just when I thought I could guess where a character’s loyalty lie, or what would happen next, there was a sudden twist, throwing me once again in this thrilling read.

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