The Greyfriar

The Greyfriar

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Rousing pulp action and steampunk come together in a spellbinding story of high adventure and alternate history. In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. 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. 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. The first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history, the Vampire Empire series brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.
Alternative Title: Grey friar
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, 2010.
ISBN: 9781616142476
1616142472
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Griffith, Susan 1963-

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LibraryGorilla Nov 02, 2012

Vampires and airships - this one is a fun alternate history in which vampires have conquered most of the colder parts of the world. Adele, heir to what's left of the British Empire, based in Africa, ends up far from her guardians, allied with the mysterious Greyfriar deep within vampire-controlled territory. There's a lot of interesting politics as surviving human nations try to forge alliances while having their own power struggles. The hero, Adele, is rather immature, but this is the start of a series so we can expect to see her maturing through her adventures.

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