Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Those of My Blood Paperback – September 10, 2003

4.1 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, September 10, 2003
$19.11 $0.01

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

YA-- This title refers to a new race of vampires, the luren, who are aliens living on Earth for hundreds of years after an accident strands them. During those years they have developed into two groups: "Residents" who consider Earth their home as well as that of the native human race, and "Tourists" who view humans as little more than a food source. When an alien space ship crashes on the moon, Titus Siddeharra, one of the "Residents," joins the exploration team to the crash site. His mission: to discover the unknown "Tourist" agent and block efforts to send a beacon to the homeworld which would call others of their blood to Earth to feed. Imaginative, involving writing will keep fans of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's "Saint Germain" vampire character (Timescape Bks.) and Ann Rice's vampires (Knopf), up all night reading. The surprise ending adds an intriguing perspective to the adaptations of both "Tourists" and "Residents" that is satisfyingly complex.
- Annette DeMeritt, Houston Public Library, Tex.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Sent to explore an alien spacecraft which has crashed on the moon, scientist Titus Shiddehara has a secret mission: Prevent the Earth from making contact with the vehicle's home planet, for it is from his ancestral world, and his race are vampires. The author of the "Dushau" trilogy and the "Sime-Gen" series ably integrates vampire lore with sf intrigue in a novel which should have broad appeal. JC
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: BenBella Books; Revised edition (September 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932100091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932100099
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,215,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Alisa McCune on February 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
Vampires on the moon? This premise provides a unique backdrop for Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Those of My Blood.
Dr. Titus Shiddehara is a human/vampire hybrid alien from the planet Luren. Titus, an astronomer has been sent to Project Station on the moon the stop his nemesis and vamphyric father, Dr. Abbot Nandoha from contacting the home world of Luren.
Titus is a resident - a Luren who does not drink blood from the human source. Instead, he drinks a cloned, dried blood mixed with heated water. Abbot, on the other hand, is a Tourist. He feels justified in not only drinking blood from humans, but also in their domination. To Abbot, humans are just like cattle - or orl. If Abbot succeeds in sending his message to Luren, humanity will be doomed.
Abbot and Titus, as vampires have incredible telepathic powers. They are able to bend others to their will and create believable illusions. Using these skills, Abbot does everything he can to try contact Luren. Titus is forced to struggle to thwart Abbot and stay alive. This power struggle, set against a conflicted Earth, creates a refreshing and fascinating world with unexpected twists and turns. Those of My Blood will keep you guessing until the end.
Jacqueline Lichtenberg is the author of the Sime Gen series and many other sci-fi novels. Lichtenberg's Dreamspy is also set on the same world as Those of My Blood. Currently Meisha Merlin Publishing and BenBella Books are reprinting many of Lichtenberg's books. More information can be found on the author's website [...]
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on October 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
When an alien ship crashed on the moon, Project Hail formed. Astronomer Dr. Titus Shiddehara leads the moon investigation, in which many believe that they can contact the home planet. However, alien life form has existed on planet earth for centuries as the Luren, better known as vampires, reside among the humans. The Luren are split between the Residents who believe that humans are equals, deserving respect and dignity, and the Tourists who feel the species should be hunted as food and game. Both Luren factions deem the moon crash were members of their race.
Titus, a Resident, wants to insure no contact occurs with the native planet of the crashed victims for fear of what an arrival will do to the humans. The Tourists want to invite their "relatives" to a gala feast. On the project Titus meets the human he loved, Inea Cellura when he was Darrell Raaj. He explains to her that Darrell died in the car crash, but due to his vampiric sire, Darrell was reborn as Titus. Also on the moon side is Abbott the Tourist who sired Titus. The question remains who to trust in what could prove to be a pivotal moment for the sentient beings of planet earth.
THOSE OF MY BLOOD is an exhilarating tale that focuses on two competing parties (not the democrats and the republicans) struggling for supremacy since outlawing human kill in 1850. The story line and the cast provide a plausible supposition that vampires live among us. The moon crash accelerates the conflict giving the strong story line a critical moment (pivotal point) that will impact the future. Fans of supernatural science fiction will immensely treasure Jacqueline Lichtenberg's fabulous tale.
Harriet Klausner
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By FJH on September 25, 2004
Format: Paperback
I first read this book at least ten years ago, and I've read it a number of times since then and enjoyed it every time. This is not a steamy, more sex and violence than story vampire romance. It's science fiction, with well-thought out aliens who happen to be similar to fantasy vampires, and a very nicely done love story. I can definitely see how it might not be Anita Blake fans' cup of tea, but, honestly, comparing this to that is like comparing Anne McCaffrey to Sandra Brown -- so mismatched that any conclusions are meaningless. If you like science fiction, and enjoy a compelling love story, adventure, vampires (the author very neatly weaves vampires and aliens together with all the best parts of vampire tradition included), and characters who have more pressing concerns than falling into bed together, try this book. You won't be disappointed.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Long out of print, Those of My Blood is soon to be re-released.
Titus Shiddehara once died before the eyes of the woman he loved. Now he must conceal his true nature -- vampire -- from her, according to the Law of the Blood all vampires must live by. Yet how can he lie to this woman who is open, direct, and courageous?
To complicate matters, how can he hide his relation to an alien spacecraft crashed on the moon?
The book deals with how to handle an intimate relationship without resorting to manipulation or falsehood. It's a can't-put-down read. If you don't get some ideas on how to carry on your own intimate relationships from Those of My Blood, I'll be very surprised. The best novels relate to our own challenges. Those of My Blood does so in a riveting and thoughtful way.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading this book, and I REALLY enjoyed it. Lichtenberg always provides a good read.

Vampires on the moon was, I thought, a different kind of premise, and that they were science fiction based, rather than occult or supernatural, I enjoyed.

I liked the relationship and interplay between Titus, the main character, and Abbott, his vampire "father." It had an intimate aspect of people who care about each other, but they were also adversaries in conflict, and I thought that Lichtenberg brought this through well.

One thing that I would like to have seen more of was the background of Earth's Luren, and their biological processes. The earth vampires are actually hybrids between humans and alien vampires who landed on earth 300 years ago. Titus's genetic father wasn't his mother's husband, but it wasn't Abbott, either. What happened? Where is Titus' genetic father? Does Titus know anything about him at all? Did I miss something? Am I getting it wrong?

When a luren awakens after being killed or dieing, but in reality just coming out of a very deep hibernation, and is taken out of their grave, are they the exact age that they were when they died? Or, if they are old when they die, are they young when they are resurrected? How does this work?

Titus mentions that he has more human ancestors than Abbott; Titus is more fully human. Why? Can't the human-luren hybrids breed with each other? Can they only breed with humans? I would have thought that in the first few generations the hybrid vampires would crossbreed with humans because the hybrids were very rare, but then I would think that they would mate with one another to try to preserve the luren characteristics.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews