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The Judging (The Corescu Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"Kudos to author Ellen C. Maze for a rich, fully developed, and uniquely delivered storyline, prompting one's mind to pause and consider important aspects of life." --Teric Darken, Bestselling author of K-I-L-L FM 100 Music to Die For
"...It's a story as old as time, but as fresh as the sunrise. "The Judging" takes us on a journey of a man once betrothed to God, who like us all, wrestles with demons" --Kevin R. Maze, Author/Screen Writer
The Judging is dark...novel. With deep character development...its haunting prologue...perfectly befits the main character's medieval origins and the book's terrifying premise. --Krisi Keley, Bestselling Author of "On the Soul of a Vampire"
From the Author
- ASIN : B005Z5IATI
- Publisher : Little Roni Publishers LLC; 3rd edition (October 19, 2011)
- Publication date : October 19, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 4337 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 312 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#832,937 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #772 in Christian Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #1,069 in Christian Fantasy (Books)
- #1,200 in Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Maze weaves Christian theology through the book in such a remarkable way that will challenge your belief system. She will have you consider things unthinkable in typical vampire mythology.
Mark thought he was good and desperately wanted Hope to believe he was. He wanted her to want to be with him and to be like him, but Hope was full of questions and he had no answers. When Hope turns to her friend, Tony, who is a devoted Christian, everything begins to unravel and Mark makes some discoveries that frighten even him.
Definitely a page turner, you will not be able to put it down. I was mesmerized from the very beginning.
I didn't read twilight. But i assume it was along that vein. Meh.
I am always a little suspicious of free books that have a bunch of 4 and 5 star reviews but after reading it, I concur that it deserves the good reviews.
The book explores the moral and religious implications of vampirism from a uniqiue perspective - a priest from the 17th century who is converted to being a vampire but believes his near daily murders are doing the work of God.
Fast forward to today and see how twisted his moral compass has become over the years, while still convinced that he is doing God's work.
An attractive woman and a preacher try to save him.
It is slow in places, but kept drawing me back in to see which character was going to change sides. It is an interesting take on the demons and vampires genre.
The story heats up when Hope Brannen, a young widower, get romantically involved with Dr. Mark Corescu, a former priest from Hungary, dating back to 1640, and who now lives in present-day Atlanta, George, where he judges and executes evildoers, or those who have sinned against God. He believes he is an agent of God, administering justice. Nevertheless, Anthony Agricola, a part-time seminarian, calls him a vigilante. Of course, Dr. Corescu doesn't just execute his victims - administering justice, as he perceives it - he also drinks their blood. In the course of time - over four hundred years - he has murdered over one hundred thousand victims or one each and every night, since his inauguration.
You will be delighted with the way Maze superbly conflates the past history of the priest - how he was attached by a demon, the Other, the Master, and became a vampire - with his present story, involving not only the beautiful Hope Brannen, and Anthony Agricola, but also Connie Nixon, a blackmailing reporter, Glorie Brannen, Hope's sister and a murderer, Fran Booker, Dr. Corescu's secretary, Reuben Stuckey, Dr. Corescu's driver, and Paul Black, the doctor's manservant. The human emotion of jealousy that arises between the characters and how it affects their actions and relationships is more than a little interesting and intriguing, despite the bloodlust of Dr. Corescu.
The ultimate conflict, however, is the clash between good and evil - the good represented by Hope and Anthony and the evil represented by Dr. Corescu, the Other, and, eventually, Paul Black, who evolves into a vampire on equal footing with the good doctor. His evolution is particularly fascinating and will become one of several developments in the story that will draw you to Maze's sequel, Damacus Road. I highly recommend this book.