October CSFF Blog Tour Day 1: Haunt of Jackals, by Eric Wilson

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…

A jackal. Don't let the cute face fool you. This guy is a devious predator and keeps late hours carousing noisily with his buds.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.

He may not look like it, but The Jackal is a force to be reckoned with in the mythical city of Port Charles.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.

A deadly assassin and a dogged French detective square off with a world leader's life in the balance.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.

The attractive cover of this month's featured book.

4. Haunt of Jackals is the second installment of Eric Wilson’sJerusalem’s Undead” trilogy, and this month’s CSFF Blog Tour selection. The title refers to a prophecy recorded inΒ  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:

Brandon Barr
Wayne Thomas Batson
Justin Boyer
Rachel Briard
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
Emmalyn Edwards
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Shannon McNear
John W. Otte
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson
KM Wilsher

7 thoughts on “October CSFF Blog Tour Day 1: Haunt of Jackals, by Eric Wilson

  1. Heh. My wife’s a big GH fan, so I had to throw something about Spinelli in there. πŸ™‚

    Unfortunately, I’m once again reviewing the second book of a trilogy without having read the first, which may account for some of my confusion, which is more about the central premise of the story than being able to follow what’s happening.

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