Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Greyfriar Review With Some Steampunk Fashion On The Side

"Just another night in dead London."


Absolutely Amazing! 
All of the praise this book has received is well deserved.

It's an exhilarating steampunk adventure filled with airship battles, vicious vampire lords, political power struggles, and one kick-ass Equatorian princess with a mysterious masked protector.

The story takes place during a precarious time when vampires rule the north. In the 1800's, they arose and massacred the human population in northern Europe, America, and Asia during a time known as the Great Killing.  

150 years later, humans still know little about their vampire adversaries. They are not believed to be animated human corpses, but parasitic creatures that require human blood
to survive. They are able to travel on the wind, they maintain a superior sense of sight and smell, possess a stunted sense of touch that prevents them from feeling pain, and are not opposed to sunlight. 

The humans have decided to reclaim their ancestors' northern territories and eradicate the vampire race. As a strategical move for that cause, Emperor Constantine of the Equatorian Empire has arranged marriage between his heir, Princess Adele, and the great American warlord Senator Clark.

Before the wedding takes place, Adele is captured and becomes the focal point of a political power struggle between the humans and the vampire king Dmitri, along with his son Prince Cesare. 

The book continues to change points of view as Senator Clark, Prince Cesare, war chief Flay, Prince Gareth and the legendary Greyfriar all struggle to capture (or rescue) Princess Adele.

You can expect a large amount of bloody battles, secrets and scheming, furry feline companions, and an incredibly heartwarming romance.

I highly recommend this story. Read it! Read it right now!


Death.

She tasted of death.

Fear flooded his brain. Princess Adele would kill every vampire that walked the earth. Her hand would sweep across the land, purging all of his kind. There would be no place to hide. Even for him.





Book 2 in the Vampire Empire series, "The Rift Walker", is scheduled for release September 6, 2011. 



Another outstanding steampunk adventure romance is "The Iron Duke" by Meljean Brook. You can check out the synopsis and my review by clicking on the cover below.



Still craving more steampunk goodness? 

Check out these lovely photos from steampunkcouture.com and steampunk inspired jewelry from Etsy.com.
















2 comments:

VanesMate said...

I love the jewlery!! Iron Duke has been on my TBR for a while...I need to get on that!

Addicted2Heroines said...

I've never ordered from here, but buy.com has it for $5 http://www.buy.com/prod/the-iron-duke/q/sellerid/25727140/loc/106/214702409.html

I have no doubt that you'll love it. I think the next one comes out at the beginning of November.

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