Vampire Empire - The Greyfriar\Vampire Empire - Schattenprinz, englische Ausgabe
"Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar" is the first book in a
trilogy of high adventure and alternate history that combines
rousing pulp action, steampunk style, and epic adventure. In the
year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern
regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed
Millions more died of disease and famine due to the havoc that
followed. Within two years, once-great cities were shrouded by the
grey empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the
tropics because vampires could not tolerate the constant heat
They brought technology and a feverish drive to re-establish their
shattered societies of steam and iron amid the mosques of
Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, and the green temples of
Malaya. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming. Princess
Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old
tropical British Empire.
She is quick-witted as well as with sword or gun. She is eager for
an adventure before she settles into a life of duty and political
marriage to a man she does not know. But her quest turns black when
she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan.
Her only protector is the Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights
the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous
relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death
between humankind and the vampire clans.
Praise for the Vampire Empire trilogy: "Vampire Empire is one of the best fantasy series I've read, set in a unique postapocalyptic world. The landscapes, the peoples, and the incredible gizmos will attack your senses. Their unforgettable characters will stay with you as the tale unwinds." - RT Book Reviews "The best vampire series I have read in ages. . . . I am blown away by it. It has it all: romance, steampunk, vampires, adventure, and impossible odds for the hero to overcome." - Vampire Librarian "If I was stuck on a deserted island and could only have one vampire book series with me, my choice would be the Griffiths' Vampire Empire saga. Bye Lestat, farewell Edward. . . . Thank you to the Griffiths for fueling and continuing my love of vampire novels." - Reader Girls "Filled with mind-boggling political intrigue, betrayal, deception, magic, and a healthy dose of romance-you will be once again swept away by this burgeoning epic saga. . . . The Vampire Empire series remains at the top of my must-read list in Urban Fantasy." - Smexy Books
Clay und Susan Griffith sind verheiratet und schreiben seit über zehn Jahren gemeinsam. Sie verfassen Drehbücher fürs Fernsehen und sind in den USA auch bereits mit eingen Kurzgeschichten an die Öffentlichkeit getreten.