The Year is 2012—and Queen Victoria still rules with an immortal fist.
She's the undead matriarch of a Britain, where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground, and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where technology lives side by side with magic, where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath) and Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day.
Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it's her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But things get complicated when her sister goes missing. Xandra will not only realise she's the prize in a dangerous power struggle—but she'll also uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire itself.
Omg yes! *fistpump
I have for weeks been reading bad books, ok books, and good books (which is good, but you know...) I have been missing awesome and finally! I started reading it, and I never put it down. Well ok once for that obligatory tweet about how I am reading an awesome book.
It had everything I wanted. Cool heroine, action, danger and omg awesome world! The plague made aristocrats into vamps and weres and goblins. Now the nobility rule England and Queen Victoria is a vamp. Humans hate them though. A world of old world dress code, manners, and new tech. A strange steampunk mix cos hello Victoria is still queen after all.
Alexandra, our heroine, is a half blood and a member of the guard. She was pretty kick-ass.
The story goes like this. Her sister is missing. What is going on? Oh oh conspiracy? Oh oh sexy guy? Oh oh twist!! Loved that twist. Damn happy I have book 2 *fistpump.
So yes of course I would recommend this. Danger, suspense, awesome world, and even a hot guy. Hello, what is there not to like?!
Very happy with this book.
Paperback, UK Edition, 354 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Orbit
The Immortal Empire #1