As many have noticed, my reading tastes are pretty widespread. Since I tend to enjoy a large variety of subjects, I'm always intrigued when I find books that combine multiple genres in a single novel. One such chimeric story I read recently was Blood Oath.
How about you? Chick Lit Mysteries? Historical Fantasy? Any favorite novels that combine genres?
In present day, Cade is teamed up with a new partner, rookie White House aide Zach Barrows, and the two must stop an anti-government plot that combines Dr. Frankenstein, Nazi Germany, and a terrorist cell from the Middle East. The twists and turns of the story and the multi-layered subplots keep the action high and Farnsworth deftly juggles multiple points of view to maintain suspense throughout the novel. Cade was a great new character too. At first I was unsure if he would come across as a brooding, fang-laden stereotype, but Farnsworth managed to give Cade a unique personality and creative individual traits.
The premise first drew me to Blood Oath but it was the writing, plot and characters that really pulled me in. With a good mix of horror, supernatural, and political thriller, Farnsworth built great potential for both sequels and prequels with this novel and I look forward to where he will take the series in the future.