“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
My pick for this week is:
The Rift Walker
by Clay & Susan Griffith
Expected publication: September 20th 2011 by Prometheus Books
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 disarray, 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 Walker is 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 political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.
I’m not sure if words can adequately express how excited I am for this book. The Greyfriar, which was the first book in the Vampire Empire series, is hands down, one of my most favorite books of 2011 (review coming soon), and if you haven’t heard of this series, you need to rush to Amazon or Goodreads and check this book out immediately. Like seriously. Now. Be gone with you.
What reads are you looking forward to?
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