Grad school has started up, which means that I’m falling behind on my pleasure reading. But I wanted to highlight an exciting steampunk/fantasy/alternate history series that I’ve been reading (thanks to the wonderful marketing people at Pyr publishing), the Vampire Empire trilogy by Clay and Susan Griffith. Check out the blurb for the first book and the awesome Chris McGrath cover:
Vampire predators run wild in this exciting steampunk adventure, the first in an alternate history trilogy that is already attracting attention. In 1870, monsters rise up and conquer the northern lands, As great cities are swallowed up by carnage and disease, landowners and other elite flee south to escape their blood-thirsty wrath.
One hundred fifty years later, the great divide still exists; fangs on one side of the border, worried defenders on the other. This fragile equilibrium is threatened, then crumbles after a single young princess becomes almost hopelessly lost in the hostile territory. At first, she has only one defender—a mysterious Greyfriar who roams freely in dangerous vampire regions.
Click the links below to read about the other two books in the series (blurbs may contain minor spoilers for the previous books):