Tuesday, 4 September 2012

URBAN FANTASY STEAMPUNK: Vampire Empire 3: The Kingmakers - Clay and Susan Griffith

Release Date: 04/09/12


Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs.

To even the odds, Adele unleashes the power of her geomancy, a fearsome weapon capable of slaughtering vampires in vast numbers. However, the power she expends threatens her own life even as she questions the morality of such a weapon.

As the war turns ever bloodier and Adele is threatened by betrayal, Gareth faces a terrible choice. Their only hope is a desperate strike against the lord of the vampire clans—Gareth’s brother, Cesare. It is a gamble that could win the war or signal the final days of the Greyfriar.

The Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss.


OK, so like me you’ve been following this series since the first title and left wondering how the duo will bring it to a successful conclusion whilst continuing the multiple threads alongside the treachery their inventive world is known for. Well worry not, this book contains all that plus more.

As with the previous the writing is not only crisp but also tailored to suit the principle players down the ground. The pace moves wonderfully well and when combined with character growth with emotional context alongside the double dealing keeps the readers glued to the final page. Finally add to the mix cracking prose and wonderful dialogue and all in, the readers are in for a treat. Great stuff.

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