Zach Barrows is a cocky, ambitious White House employee until he’s abruptly transferred out and partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to. Official website of writer Christopher Farnsworth, author of Killfile, The Eternal World, and Blood Oath. Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, book 1) by Christopher Farnsworth – book cover, description, publication history.

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None of the characters have much in the way of personality, but the traits they do have seem to consist of either fleeing the scene at the first sign of danger or killing the first co-worker that farndworth inconvenient. So I was more than ready to tackle Blood Christophsrwhich, based upon several excellent reviews, I thought would also put the bite back into the genre. After avoiding the vampire genre for so long thanks oatn Stephenie Meyer turning it into one giant suckfest of romantic longingI’ve lately been wallowing in it.

Mar 26, Clare rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And Johnson only pardoned him so he would work for the United States. I can’t remember when. Doublecrossing politicians, lath CIA and FBI agents, murderous traitors to the United Chrisotpher, a lunatic fringe of Arabic killers, and Cade’s vampire girlfriend Tania all face off in this breakneck thriller.

This is the War on Horror. Nathaniel Cade is cursed, or to be more precise, is committed with a blood oath to serve and protect the president and defend the United States. As the saying goes, “Once you start this book, you can’t put it down”, well it’s the truth.

It’s well written and the action starts right away. He thinks the reassignment has come because the Secret Service caught him with the president’s nineteen year old daughter fanrsworth the Lincoln bedroom. Farnsworth skillfully interweaves into the current story flashbacks to past instances where Cade’s unique skill set has been called on fwrnsworth protect the country and also to highlight his back story. In truth, Johnson, knowing exactly what Cade had become and the threats of the Other Side, decided to use him as a defence from incursions by monsters like him.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Farnsworth’s writing could easily stand beside all of today’s best thriller and suspense authors.

Cade farnsworgh nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream, enemies far stranger-and far more dangerous-than civilians have ever imagined. As for bad guys, you have a rogues’ gallery of the usual suspects. You want us to go up against that thing with a squirt gun and a sharp stick? A vampire serving as a secret agent for generations of American presidents was a storyline that worked out surprisingly well. The story of the President binding the Vampire to him through Voodoo was very affecting once they got to the point where Nathaniel tells it.

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Then, to his surprise and chagrin, he finds himself relegated to a top secret position as the partner to the president’s secret weapon – a vampire named Bllod Cade, who was pardoned from a death sentence years ago contingent on taking a blood oath to protect the President then Andrew Oaht and those under the President’s orders.

So far, this is my favorite debut novel of even though it hasn’t come out yet.

The villains were so horrible, so evil, that I was farnsworh gnashing my teeth waiting for them to get their comeuppance. Views Read Edit View history.

In the 50s, it was the alien invasion movie. I guess that’s part of the old maxim of always leave’em wanting more. Cade is sure that Konrad, a man he has met on a couple of occasions, is involved somehow.


Konrad has previously been encountered by Cade developing bio-weapons for the Nazis and had been arrested in Nigeria by Cade and Griff in ; however, Konrad used his skills to save President Ronald Reagan ‘s life after the attempt on his life in ; in return for this favour, and handing over his Elixir, he was granted a full pardon, U.

I had reservations when I got this book.


Griff might as well be Tommy Jones’ character from the Men bllood Black movies. Cade is a newly-formed vampire about to be executed when President Andrew Johnson pardons him.

For the Sake of Elena. Don’t have a Kindle? Author Christopher Farnsworth has been unleashed on the fiction world and I look forward to his rampage.

Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, #1) by Christopher Farnsworth

Archived copy as title Pages to import images to Wikidata. Now Cade is getting a new handler, Zach Barrows, a presidential advisor and rising political star until he was caught with the president’s daughter in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Griffin and William E. When stopped by security they claim, in a very smirky fashion, that they are using the head for a “brain transplant” and are let through. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If the banter had been witty instead of predictable, if the absolute absurdity of it all could have been embraced without always bringing it back to the seriousness of politics and patriotism, and, most importantly, if there had been a vampire that was interesting, this book would have lived up to my expectations.

He comes to find out that there are conspiricies to take over the U.