Blood in the Ground by Robert Paul Blumenstein
Blood in the Ground is the third book of the Ascension Trilogy. In this suspense filled adventure, Peyton Costello has delivered Opossum to the authorities to serve justice
for the murders of Peyton’s parents. However, Opossum intends to have the last word. While he awaits the final day for his sentence to be carried out, the vile creature plots his vengeance against Peyton. The stakes are high: supremacy over the spiritual world set upon the battlefield of humanity. The decisive engagement begins…
Blood in the Ground represents the third and final installment of the Ascension Trilogy. The trilogy should not be misconstrued as a three-part sequel. As a footnote, the books do not occur in chronological order. Each book in the trilogy stands in its own right as a complete story, which is locked into place within the larger story: the Ascension Trilogy. Notwithstanding the independence of each book, the three books are distinct pieces of the puzzle each fitting neatly together. The Ascension Trilogy is more akin to a path upon which a journey is embarked. This journey symbolically represents the spiritual trek of man. In the first book, the pilgrimage begins in the depths of darkness, representing man’s darkest day, religiously identified as the “fall of man” and progresses into book two as a type of purgatory. The attendant is prepared; the dross is skimmed from the molten man so that he may be pure in his future service. As the odyssey of the Ascension Trilogy continues into the third book, Blood in the Ground, man progresses into spiritual glory, often regarded religiously as the “Kingdom”. The three books of the Ascension Trilogy map the steps of man’s passage. It is upon this route that the Ascension Trilogy was founded, from the depths to the heights, so to speak. Blood in the Ground carries the reader to the third level of this voyage.