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One Nation Under Blood : (Book 1 of the Series - The Sowing): A Dystopian Survival Novel by [Lupo, Tarrin P.]
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Vampires are now very real, but we never expected them to be our grandparents. A new technology is developed that allows the old to heal themselves with the blood of the young. This creates a problem with supply and demand of children’s plasma. The seniors demand new laws forcing kids to donate their young blood, which causes a generational war.

The story follows a group of teens, lead by best friends Vinni and Raja, who become suddenly wealthy by selling their rare blood. Young blood can now cure almost every disease and the medical establishment becomes obsolete. Kids become the new rich and it turns society upside down. The old money elite do not welcome this change and use government laws to control the children's blood trade. Strange events start happening around the country as immigrant children start disappearing.

A ragtag group of unlikely teenagers and children band together to fight back to keep their overreaching elders from laying claim to their blood. The children soon discover just how far seniors will go in order to extract their precious disease curing blood. When one of their own goes missing, the best friends discover a horrifying truth changes them forever.

About the Author

Tarrin P. Lupo is the author of the "Pirates of Savannah" series and fifteen other books and short stories. He resides in Savannah, Georgia, where he defends his morning bacon from his thieving cats and begging dogs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2382 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Porcupine Publications; 1 edition (Jan. 15 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937311252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937311254
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept but some holes in the execution Feb. 4 2013
By Jonathon K - Published on
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I was caught up with the concept of "young blood," and that hooked me. I still like the concept, but I was not as thrilled with the author's treatment of it.

As far as plot lines, I found the entire concentration camp scenario lacking in plausibility. As humans, we are hardwired to protect our children, so I had a hard time accepting that adults would willingly treat children in such a manner, breaking up family bonds. Yes, the examples of the Nazi genocide show that horrible things can be done to people, children included, but that was genocide of a people, not the abuse of their own flesh and blood. People react differently about kin.

I also couldn't buy the wholesale emancipation as described in the beginning of the book. Small children generally have neither the desire to leave their parents nor the ability to manage their affairs.

Another issue was the fact that some families were able to amass huge fortunes in the blood trade while others seemingly had nothing and scrambled for the leftovers. In a society where some women have had children driven by welfare regulations, I would think that women would be popping out babies right and left.

As far as writing, I think there were some bigger issues. The foremost was the very anachronistic characterizations. This story takes place in the future, yet the kids are wrapped around the American television shows and games of years gone by. To me, it seems as if the author took his own admiration of Star Trek and other scifi shows and interposed those same feelings upon children of the near future. This rubbed me raw. Children rarely have the same enthusiasm for things of their parents' or grandparent's generation. They would have their own shows, games, and movies into which they could immerse themselves.

Another issue which grated on me was the constant reference to nationality of what were essentially Americans. At seemingly every turn of the page, it was "the Italian boy," "the Mexican girl," "the Chinese man," "the old Jew," "the Gulah," "the Indian boy," "the Romanian woman," and so forth. Technically, the Romanian woman was actually from Romania (although she spoke with native-level English fluency), but after describing the background of a character once, I find it intrusive to throw it out again at every opportunity. I just don't experience an American boy, for example, being continually referred to as "the Italian" when nothing in his actions nor background show any degree of being Italian other than where his ancestors were born.

Timelines were also an issue. Some people could not have had their past experiences and yet be at the ages in the book's present.

Finally, the characterizations were cardboard cutouts, at least for the antagonists. They were pretty much pure evil. A senator blithely kills infants to remove a few wrinkles? Yes, there have been historical figures in the past who have pretty much done similar things, but in this book, the baddies pretty much run rampant in their pursuit of evil.

I still like the concept of the book, but I just had too many issues in the reading of it to really rank this book high on my list. It was OK, and that is about the best I can write about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What could happen. Dec 18 2012
By Richard Grotkier II - Published on
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This novel is the first book in what promises to be a great series. You are taken six years into the future, where young people sell their own blood to older [over ~20] people because of the properties of the blood helps reverse aging, diseases and other ailments. The power elite are shocked at their loss of power and influence due to the blood trade. They quickly outlaw the trading of blood and implement other changes to reassert their power over the populace. The novel follows 2 families with a total of 5 children and the struggles and tribulations that they must go through in order to survive in a government gone mad world. All the information presented in the novel are real facts, and could happen today if we don't stop it through a voluntarily society without the government.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pirates of Bood? Nov. 12 2012
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The talk of transformative powers of stem cell technology has the research community and all of us in awe. Who doesn't want the fountain of youth rejuvenation promised by these miracle cells? But what if the only way to get those cells is from children? And what if those children are your very own? What lengths would you go to protect your family and those you love from a Big Brother imposed blood donations? In One Nation Under Blood, Mr. Lupo, of The Pirates of Savannah fame, brings us the story of one family's fight against a seemingly unassailable Big Brother moneyed foe. See how far you might go in this tale of the bloodletting of our children. I'm on needles to read what Mr. Lupo has in store for us next.

One Nation Under Blood: The Sowing (Volume 1)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind blowing!!!! Oct. 18 2012
By Gypsy Queen - Published on
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This is a MUST READ!!!

Tarrin has once again managed to blend fact with fiction seamlessly. The characters are real. The story is riveting. There is a thread of wry humour throughout, which is refreshing amidst such a heavy topic.

The background research is amazing. Do you truly understand the power the government (and I don't just mean in the USA) has seized whilst we've been merrily going our own way? Read this, wake up, and decide where you are going to make a stand.

I can't wait to see if there is a sequel.
4.0 out of 5 stars Truth is stranger than fiction. May 13 2014
By Montgomery Kent - Published on
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Great book. I loved Lupo's use of fact, which he morphs into fiction, to tell an interesting story. Any lover of liberty will enjoy the story...I daresay anyone who gets off on bizarre reading will have fun with this book.

My only complaint would be that I wanted a tighter plot with faster movement of action, but I'm nit picking.

Overall it's a fun, and often funny, read. Buy the book. You won't be sorry.