cover image Blood Infernal: The Order of the Sanguines Series

Blood Infernal: The Order of the Sanguines Series

James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell. Morrow, $18.99 trade paper (448p) ISBN 978-0-06-234326-0

In bestseller Rollins and Cantrell's imaginative third Sanguines thriller (after 2013's Innocent Blood), the series heroes%E2%80%94the Knight of Christ, Fr. Rhun Korza; the Warrior of Man, Jordan Stone; and the Woman of Learning, Erin Granger%E2%80%94must undertake a final quest to prevent Lucifer from being loosed on the world again. Korza and others like him are Sanguinists, who have accepted Christ and learned to slake their thirst for blood with wine. Strigori, who have not accepted Christ, survive by drinking the blood of their victims. But there are still worse creatures abroad, including the demon Legion, whose appearance may presage Lucifer's escape. An almost endless series of riddles and clues, battles and betrayals, take the assembled trio to the Vatican, Venice, Prague, and elsewhere. The heroes survive gruesome wounds and grueling tests before a climactic battle and a surprise ending. Agent: (for Rollins) Russ Galen and Danny Baror; (for Cantrell) Mary Alice Kier and Anna Cottle. (Feb.)