For What It's Worth

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday pick

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine as a way of spotlighting the titles we are most anticipating.

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar was one of my favorite books of 2010 so when I saw the cover reveal at BEA for The Rift Walker: Book 2 in the Vampire Empire trilogy at the PYR booth I was drooling in anticipation.

If you haven't read it yet, The Greyfriar is described as vampire steampunk but I just call it great storytelling. Discover a world of truly evil vampires hellbent on world domination, fantastical flying machines, alternate history, unrequited love and secret identities.

So without further ado - check out this awesome cover & this week's WoW pick!

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, Book 2)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, Book 2)
Clay and Susan Griffith
PYR Publishing - September 6, 2011

Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies stand on the brink of war against the vampire clans of the north. However, the alliance's horrific strategy for total victory drives Adele to abandon her duty and embark on a desperate quest to keep her nation from staining its hands with genocide. Reunited with her great love, the mysterious adventurer known to the world as the Greyfriar, Adele is pursued by her own people as well as her vengeful husband, senator Clark. With the human alliance in disarrray, Prince Cesare, lord of the British vampire clan, seizes the initiative and strikes at the very heart of Equatoria.

As Adele labors to bring order to her world, she learns more about the strange powers she exhibited in the north. Her teacher, Mamoru, leads a secret cabal of geomancers who believe Adele is the one who can touch the vast power of the Earth that surges through ley lines and wells up at the rifts where the lines meet. These energies are the key to defeating the enemy of mankind, and if Princess Adele could ever bring this power under her command, she could be death to vampires. But such a victory will also cost the life of Adele's beloved Greyfriar.

The Rift Walkeris the second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternative history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic politcal themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

*If you need to catch up read The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1) and then pre-order The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, Book 2)

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this series, but it sounds definitely awesome. I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! Here's my WOW:
    Happy reading!