Blood of the Father

A Dark Fantasy Tale of Origins

Fiction - Paranormal
40 Pages
Reviewed on 10/20/2019
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Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite

On the day Tiras buried his wife, everything changed. He mourned her passing, unaware his own transition was to follow. The Almighty had a plan; He would do something new. Attacked by a vicious wolf, Tiras thought his life was at an end, but as the pain and torment increased, the Almighty came to him, telling him he would sire a new race, one to protect man from the darkness to come. Adapting to his new life as wolf-born, and his new abilities, Tiras sets out to travel the world and learn what he can. He keeps to himself, knowing man has now lost its extended years. His path and travels are guided by God. To sire this new race he must first find his true mate, the woman with whom he could begin God's work.

Blood of the Father is a dark fantasy creation story by John Irvin. This short story gives a new spin to the age-old werewolf and vampire creation mythos and presents it in the form of Tiras' thirty-year journey. This Christian story puts God at the center and, as such, there is a Christian influence on the tale. The steady pace allows the reader to watch events unfold as Tiras begins to learn more about his gift and mission. Exploration, discovery, and faith drive the plot, which makes a good foundation for future tales as we learn of the battle of good versus evil to follow. This is a short but easy-flowing read which creates new origins for the ancient races.