I was thrilled to discover Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire series last year. It is one of the best - perhaps the best - vampire series I have ever read. These vampires are truly terrifying creatures yet with also very human in their politics, social structure, power-seeking, and even their capacity to love. The Vampire Empire series features one of the best romantic pairings: Adele the Equatorian Princess and The Greyfriar, the great vampire hunter. The series features a very strong female protagonist, complex politics, great fight scenes, elemental magic, and of course lots of vampires. I can't recommend it enough!
Check out my reviews of the first two books:
Review of The Greyfriar
Review of The Rift Walker
The Kingmakers, the final book in the trilogy will be released in September. I've already read it and I can tell you that it is just as wonderful as the previous two books.
Release Date: September 4, 2012
A war to the death.
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.
GIVEAWAY - Open Internationally
I have the great honor to host a giveaway for 1 ARC of The Kingmakers today on behalf of Clay and Susan as well as Pyr Books.
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