Legends are always based on some form of the truth.
The Bloodlines trilogy continues the Dead Hearts series and picks up the fall of Odin and Aries of Athens, defeated by Commander Cadence and her Earth Corps team of superhumans. The world is now in the hands of the Blood Syndicate, led by Chancellor Logan, a vampire demon who convinced the World Federation to approve the Tolerance Act – where all species created by the H1N1z virus can live in harmony. The Chancellor claims he wants to help the World Federation by rebuilding major international cities, provide security and jobs, and exterminate zombies left over by the outbreak. This is something the Earth Corps does not want, and while Cadence’s team attempts to cure zombies, creating the Returned, former zombies who rejoin the human race, the Chancellor has plans of his own.
In his northern Scottish castle, his teams of Time Travel Agents return to the past to retrieve the Chancellor’s High Council members, great men executed for their political or religious beliefs, to return to the 1920s, including Julius Caesar. When cloned TTD agents in ancient Rome intercept Agent Parish’s retrieval team, she discovers a conspiracy in the Syndicate that points to the Chancellor, who may not be who he claims to be.
Meanwhile, the Dark Angels, extracted from Colorado and forced to join the Syndicate’s Time Travel Department head to the hell dimension of Caceri to secure one of twelve Babylonian Stones the Syndicate wants. Captain Picasso and his team soon unravel a mystery that surrounds the ancient monoliths and discovers an ancient rivalry among the Vescali demons that now threatens the stability of the Tolerance Act. Agent Parish of TTD and Captain Picasso of the Dark Angels attempt to discover the Blood Syndicate’s true agenda. Mia Moretti and her friend, Dodger of the Earth Corps, work together to learn Vescali, Inc., survived the Shadow War and plans to clone TTD agents and immortals to build a massive army. With so many demons and ancient gods in play, war is inevitable between Blood Syndicate and Vescali, Inc., and this places the human race and the “Returned” on the soon-to-be-extinct list.
While our heroes travel through time to try to prevent the war, the Earth Corps watches and waits, but with time running out the Vescalis may finally take control of the planet.
Get ready for Armageddon, because it is coming.
BLOOD SYNDICATE COUNCIL (vampire demons):
Alben - Rules Warsaw (formerly Giordano Bruno, philosopher and
scientist, burnt at the stake on February 16, 1600).
Bakau - Rules Madrid; formerly Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman general and
First Consul of Rome; assassinated and stabbed thirty times by
fellow Romans in the Forum on 15 March 44 BC.
Logan - Leader of the Blood Syndicate;, supposedly the real Logan Bennet,
actually a Vescali demon named Azazel.
Cornelis - Rules Rome; formerly Maximilian Robespierre, an attorney and
notable politician during the French Revolution beheaded for
treason on July 28, 1794; killed by Odin’s Raven Forces in modern
times; replaced by D'Aquilla.
Kronstadt - Rules Munich; formerly Grand Master Jacques de Molay of the
Templar Knights, burned at the stake of hierarchy March 18, 1314.
Marcus - Rules Venice; formerly the Greek philosopher Socrates, executed
in 399 B.C. for refusing to join the Athenian Senator; killed in
modern times by the Norse god Odin; replaced by Rose Standish
Nicolas - Rules Paris; formerly Sir Thomas More, lord chancellor of
England during the reign of Henry VIII, beheaded for refusing to
take the Oath of Supremacy.
D'Aquilla - Rules Rome; formerly a vampire lord and Dark Angel; a vampire
maker who has evolved into a vampire demon maker.
Rose Standish - Rules Miami; first councilwoman; former leader of the Dark
Angels and doctor at the survivors’ camp in Colorado.
Toven - Rules Tokyo; formerly Ankokuji Ekei, a 16th century Japanese
warrior- monk beheaded after the Battle of the Sekigahara on
November 6, 1600.
Zoltan - Rules Belgrade; formerly Dr. Charles Richard Drew, an African-
American doctor and researcher in the field of blood transfusions
and blood storage; died after sustaining wounds from a car crash in
April 1, 1950.
Raven - Former member of the Vikings; married to Prince Balan; Logan’s
Rafe - A young boy cloned from the original vampire who died in the
DARK ANGELS (vampires):
Lenora - Logan’s mother.
Micah - Wiccan; former Earth Corp member.
Pallaton - Navajo; a vampire maker; twin brother of Chief Chayton's who
leads the Cheyenne Mountain Wolf Tribe (modern werewolves);
former Captain of the Shadowguards.
Picasso - Team leader; former U.S. Ranger in the 101st Airborne Screaming
Eagles; and former member of Earth Corp; first name Andrew.
Tandor - Japanese; computer genius; former Earth Corp member.
Rafe - Earth Corp member; a vampire maker; deceased
SYNDICATE ARMY – (mortal vampires):
General Harris – Assigned to Rose.
Stone - Rose’s guard; former first class airman.
Chan - Rose's guard; former first class airman.
Miller - Airmen; dead.
Fraser - Rose’s head guard; former master sergeant.
Bull Dogs - Six teenagers; formerly from survivors’ camp in Colorado;
Logan’s elite guards; their leader is Gareth, Leto’s best friend.
Panthers - Six teenagers; formerly from survivors’ camp in Colorado;
Logan’s elite guards assigned to protecting his son Rafe. Leto,
their leader is a boy of eighteen.
ENGLAND IN 1340s
Richard Mallory - Eldest of three brothers, William and Thomas.
William Mallory - A wraith; known as Lord Darkmoore; killed by Cadence.
Thomas Mallory - Commander of knights at Pevensey Castle.
Sir Wallace - Human; knight; Thomas' best friend.
Lord Montagu - Lord of Pevensey Castle; Vescali demon; dead; nephew is Sir Montagu.
Old Ones - Breed of vicious werewolves; turn at full of the moon, with
no memory of human side; morph into creatures that stand
7' to 8’ tall.
Wraiths - Breed of vampires that live in graveyards.
ENGLAND - 1899
Lord Montgomery Caliburn - Archaeologist, professor of ancient Roman history.
Professor Taha Baqir - Archaeologist, professor of ancient Babylonian history.
SYNDICATE TIME-TRAVEL DEPARTMENT – TTD:
All Blood Knights are now agents.
Reginald Ingris – Captain; from the American Revolution; expert in
Agent Parish – American; a detective from the 1960’s; her father Stan Parish was
Logan’s father’s partner on the NYPD; born intersex; loves Hansen.
KNIGHTS OF ORDER OF THE BLOOD – The Old Guard (vampires):
+ Templar Knights
Montagu - Nephew of the Duke of Montagu of Penvensey Castle, of noble
blood; in his in his late twenties, tall, slender, with black hair, dark
eyes, trimmed beard; slightly sinister appearance
Mallory - Thomas Mallory, tall, black haired, beard, blue eyes, in his thirties,
son of an English lord, of noble blood; brother of William and
+ Sinclair - Scottish; Cadence=s ancestor; of the Sinclair family, a Templar
knight; spy for King David; in his thirties.
+ Hansen - Dutch; a Templar knight, tall, funny, triangular beard, long blonde
hair; in his late thirties (so he says).
+ Ramsay - Scottish, a seventh generation Templar knight, long red hair and
beard, stocky, with barrel-sized cheat and massive arms; in his
+ Blake - Scottish, a Templar knight, brutish, thick set, long, dark hair and
eyes, thick beard; in his late twenties
Clarence - English, father was a poor knight, thin, wild eyes, lank brown hair;
in his late twenties.
+ Boneville - English, father was a knight, in his late thirties, grey haired and
Cameron - Scottish, a young knight, medium size, long red hair, green eyes;
former piper or King David Bruce II; knighted by Lord Montagu;
twenty years old; father was a Templar knight.
Dunbar - First name Colin; Scottish, a young knight; nephew of Lord Patrick
Dunbar, earl of March; medium size, brown eyes, curly red hair;
former piper for King David Bruce II; knighted by Lord Montagu;
nineteen years old.
SYNDICATE DOCTORS AND STAFF (vampires):
Dr. Ulrich Gibson - A Nazi doctor.
Dr. Ekengren - Deceased
Nurse Willowby - Gibson’s assistant.
VESCALI, INC. DOCTORS AND STAFF (vampires):
Dr. Bannick - A female doctor.
VESCALI DEMONS (immortals):
Azazel - First Vescali made by Prince Balan; a prince.
Sabnock - Ranked 130th
Samael - Second Vescali made by Prince Balan; owns Vescali Inc.; a prince.
Stolas - Third Vescali a/k/a the Fire Lord; a prince.
Tamal - Priest from the 1340’s England.
Lamone - Poses as a Navy SEAL sergeant; a member of the Centauro rebels..
Leopold- Dr. Jarvis Leopold; worked for Prince Balan at the Citadel.
MOIRAI DEMONS (immortals – 14 sisters):
Damia – Eldest
Helia - Second
Celesse - Third
Khepri - Fourth
Parvan - Fifth
Nabessa - Sixth; dead
Rayia - Seventh
Cherika - Eighth
Ishtar - Ninth; Babylonian goddess
Kishar - Tenth; a Babylonian goddess; also called Ninli
Synnove - Eleventh
Alawi - Twelfth
Ziazan - Thirteenth
Tarika - Fourteenth; youngest
DEMONS FROM ATLANTIS:
Asmoday - Anidaemon dog that resembles a sheep dog that can turn into a
werewolf-type beast in battle
Gremory - Anidaemon who resembled an ocelot; her master is Zepar.
Che - Ziazan’s sweetheart
Xerxes - One of the sisters' many tutors.
Miandra - Ziazan’s female lover.
Deaver - A groom; a Luvart demon.
Zepar - A wizard.
Aisha - Azazel’s slave girl.
Zega - Zepar’s sister; a witch.
Sallas - Tarika’s black winged horse.
Eligos - Anidaemon owl.
Nemur - Azazel’s black winged horse; an pegasi, a type of anidaemon.
Gusion - Anidaemon wolf.
Ipos - Anidaemon mouse.
Melphas - Anidaemon wolf; brother of Gusion.
Furfur - Anidaemon fox.
OTHER ATLANTIAN ITEMS:
Memling - The magical silver sword of Lord Rafe a/k/a Prince Balan.
Sapphire ring of
the Vescali - A gift from Balan; the wearer is forced to serve.
Ruby ring of
the Moirai - A gift from Balan; the wearer is forced to serve.
KINGDOM OF HELL:
Hell Demons – An elite group of high demons; albino; seventeen feet tall,
Prince Balan – High Lord of Atlantis; now an emperor; an Axon demon; creator
and father of the Vescalis.
Lilith – Lilithia or Inanna; an Axon demon; creator and mother of the
Moirai; and Prince Balan’s sister.
Agares the Marked - A hell demon.
Lord Astaroth – A high demon lord.
Lady Q’Vell – Wife of Lord Valcryss; when she was a human, Stolas was her brother.
Lord Dantallion – A high demon lord; rules Kingdom of Tranquility.
Lord Valcryss – A high demon lord; rules the Kingdom of Santorum.
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN:
Michael - Archangel; fights with a flame sword
STAFF AT SALVATORE D'AQUILLA'S VILLA IN ROME (human):
Ferdinand - A security guard; human.
Liza - A maid; human.
THE RETURNED (cured zombies):
President Gronchi – Italian president; and his wife.
Zachary - A survivor at Sterling Castle in Scotland.
Sergeant Roth - A Scottish soldier stationed at Sterling Castle.
Jeannette - Little girl at the Scottish castle.
THE CENTAURO OF ROME (vampires):
Bob - A guard.
Mia Moretti - Romeo=s younger sister; made by D=Aquilla and was involved with
him; also involved with Cornelis.
Romeo - Leader of the Centauro; formerly D=Aquilla consigliore; made by
D'Aquilla. ; involved with Monique.
Emmet - A German vampire; former German spy.
Vladimir - Russian; Romeo’s bodyguard; made by D=Aquilla.
Toni - American teenager.
Barcelona - Spanish teenager; Toni’s boyfriend.
Peter the British
Banger - A girl in disguise named Petra.
DJ Dreadful - Twenty years old; leader of teenagers.
Jack the Ripper – British; teenager
Conroy Fantastic – American teenager; Petra’s boyfriend.
Monique - Romeo’s girlfriend
Luda - Appears as an eighteen-year-old girl with reddish-gold hair
Camille - Appears as a twenty-something woman with short black hair.
THE CENTAURO – AMERICAN BRANCH:
Stephen - A white werewolf; omega from the Cheyenne Mountain Wolf
Tribe; on loan to the Centauro.
Deaver - A Luvart demon; he’s green.
Lamone - A Vescali; No. 145 out of 100,000 Vescali.
MIAMI SYNDICATE PERSONNEL:
Dr. Sarah E. Monroe - Human; doctor at city hospital; in her 30s.
Srgt. Johnson - A female vampire
Corporal Postell - Male; US Army veteran in his 30s
Pvt. Dunn - A male vampire
ROME – BLOODY SYNDICATE ARMY:
Captain Harvey - 9th armored division.
Doran - A scout.
Cerberus - Ten-year-old boy; formerly the Dark Lord; Cinder’s consort
Cinder - Ten-year-old girl; formerly a queen in Colorado
Raven - Logan’s secretay; former Dark Angel.
Night League – European supernatural terrorists; led by Lobo
Shifters - International group of shape-shifters; led by Shadow
Lachlan - Immortal; god status; uses the magical sword Ferax in battle.
Blaze – Chameleon; Whisper’s girlfriend; lives abroad
Highbrow - Chameleon and super-werepuma; dead
Cadence - Chameleon; commander; currently abroad with Lachlan, Apollo
and Athena healing zombies.
Whisper – Chameleon; lives abroad.
Dodger - Chameleon; Mia’s friend.
Thor - Chameleon; third in command; reincarnated; lives in Valhalla;
Draugar commands the Einherjar who defend the fort. Skuld, Mist
and Gunnr are Valkyries who live there as well.
Phoenix - Chameleon; Artemis reincarnated; lives in Colorado; uses the
magical bow Lemris in battle.
Smack - Chameleon; sorceress; lives in Egypt with Osiris.
Star - Chameleon; Thor’s wife, lives in Valhalla.
Dragon - Chameleon; fights with a katana and chisa.
Freeborn - Chameleon; strongest member.
ANCIENT GODS AND DEMONS:
Apollo - Greek God; Apollo is his sister and Poseidon is his uncle; he considered Phoenix his sister.
Athena - Greed Goddess; Apollo and Phoenix’s sister.
Poseidon – Greek God; ruler Antillia; uncle of Apollo, Athena, and Phoenix.
Hades - Former ruler of Caceri; Poseidon’s brother; deceased.
Lilith - An Axon demon; also known as Inanna; created the Moirai.
Loki - Former prisoner of Caceri; whereabouts unknown.
Osiris - Egyptian God of the Dead; lives in Egypt.
Prince Balan - High Lord of Atlantis; former leader of the Shadowguard; created
the Vescalis; created the H1N1z virus; an Axon demon who is
resurrected from death.
Modern day super zombies.
Milo - Leader of the pirates off Florida; Humility is his sweetheart.
Humility - Formerly called Mary, Milo put her together with bits and pieces
of other women, including Picasso’s former girlfriend Sally.
Gentry - A mercenary who works for the Magi.
Donald - D’Aquilla’s butler; works for the Magi.
Savoy - Claims to works for the Centauro; travels with Luda and Camille.
An ancient Babylonian sect of Shirka priests who serve Prince Balan.
Captain Benedict - Wing commander of the 27th Squadron
Frank Gilmore - RAF, 27th Squadron
Edward Lang - American president
Stephanie - Rose’s No. 3 secretary
Sam Bennet - Logan=s deceased father, on a NYC police special task force to
hunt and kill supernatural.
Stan Parish - Logan=s deceased partner; uncle of Agent Parish.
Sally Wheeler - A sergeant in the Army, Picasso’s former lover.
Professor Taha Baqir - an Iranian archeologist killed in 1899
Lord Montgomery Randolph - a British archeologist killed in 1899
Elizabeth Monroe - Miami doctor; worked with Dr. Rose Standish ten years earlier at a
CITIZENS OF ANCIENT ROME:
Sabnock - A Vescali slave.
Tacticus - A Tarqali gladiator.
Lobo - Leader of the werewolves in NYC.
Shadow - Title of anyone who leads the Shifters United.
Lynx - A female Persian cat; protects Lord Rafe.
Major - A black cat named; protects Lord Rafe.
Ulysses - A tabby named Ulysses; protects Lord Rafe.
Twelve monoliths created by Kishar which contain her imprisoned sisters:
1. Diamond Stone - Protected by Alben in Warsaw; contains Damia
2. Excalibur Stone - Protected by Logan in 21st century Scotland;
3. Roman Stone - Protected by D’Aquilla in Rome; contains Celesse;
later Bakau has it in Rome.
4. Pharaoh Stone - Protected by Osiris in Egypt; contains Khepri
5. Pegasus Stone - Protected by Poseidon on Antillia; contains
6. Spartan Stone - Protected by Bakau in Madrid; contains Ziazan;
later taken to NYC and protected by D’Aquilla.
7. Star Stone - Protected by Logan in Star Castle; contains Rayia.
8. Moon Stone - Protected by Zoltan in Belgrade; contains Cherika.
9. Sun Stone - Protected by Toven in Tokyo; contains Synnove; later
protected by Mallory.
10. Sky Stone - Protected by Kronstadt in Munich; contains Aliwe.
11. Kishar Stone - Protected by Rose in Florida; contains Kishar.
12. Marduk Stone - Left in Caceri; contains Tarika.
* Cheyenne Stone – Destroyed; contained Nabessa; dead.
Cadence's blood is the only known cure for the H1N1z virus. Synthetic Blood was created by Vescali, Inc. on behalf of General Owen Winters a/k/a Odin, Norse god.
CB1 - Toxic to vampires
CB2 - Kills zombies
CB3 - Cosmetic enhancer; guaranteed to make you look younger
CB4 - Cure for most diseases, except the H1N1z virus
CB5 - Bestows temporary super powers; used by clones; once killed,
bodies deteriorate within seconds.
BLOOD SYNDICATE TECHNOLOGY:
Beta Clones - Cloned with the specific purpose to replace the High Council
members; mindless duplicates.
Chroniker - A watch-like device used by TTD agent, worn on their wrists and
can stop time for thirty seconds.
PLR-1 - Pulse laser rifles used by the TTD that produces a deadly red laser
beam that cuts through anything.
Trackers - Implants worn under the skin of the forearms of all TTD agents that allow them to travel through the monoliths.
RTB - Packaged synthetic blood; ready to drink blood.
AC-1SF - Airship carrier stealth fighters, futuristic war machine, created by