This month’s CSFF Blog Tour features the second book in Eric Wilson’s Jerusalem’s Undead trilogy about immortal vampires and the immortals who oppose them. The series speculates about what might have happened to those folks who were resurrected after the Crucifixion (Matthew 27:50-53).
First, a few definitions, just so we’re all clear…
1. A jackal is a small Canid that fills the same ecological niche in the Old World as the coyote does in the New World, and they look very similar. It’s a wily scavenger that inhabits desolate places and makes a lot of noise at night. There are jackals in this month’s featured book.
2. The Jackal, aka Damien Spinelli, is a character on the popular daytime television drama, General Hospital. A genius computer hacker and socially inept post-adolescent, the Jackal is known for his habit of assigning unnecessarily verbose nicknames to friends and acquaintances and for using the third person when talking about himself. He has nothing to do with this month’s featured book.
3. The Day of the Jackal (1973) is a movie starring Edward Fox and Terence Alexander, about a shadowy hit man who attempts to assassinate French President Charles DeGaulle. The French government plays no role in this month’s featured book, but there is a similar conflict of good versus evil.
4. Haunt of Jackals is the second installment of Eric Wilson’s “Jerusalem’s Undead” trilogy, and this month’s CSFF Blog Tour selection. The title refers to a prophecy recorded in Isaiah 34:13 that the land of Edom would be perpetually abandoned and desolate.
I’m going to focus on my Day 2 review of the book because…well, I guess confused would be the best word for my reaction, and I need to work through that. I’m sure the other participants in this month’s CSFF Blog Tour can provide some clarity:
Wayne Thomas Batson
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D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson