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Posted January 16, 2012
Highly Recommended- Steam Punk Love
This epic forbidden love story set in a steam punk setting is a explosion on action, love, death, and adventure. Any gender would enjoy reading this along with the first book (Vampire Kingdom.) I find my self anxiously awaiting Book 3.
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Posted March 4, 2013
The Griffiths set a high bar with the first book in their Vampir
The Griffiths set a high bar with the first book in their Vampire Empire Trilogy. The second one did not disappoint. The action scenes were plentiful and beautifully-crafted, and the twists genuinely caught me off-guard. All of the characters I loved from The Greyfriar were back, only with more detail. What struck me the most was that there were very few "bad guys" in the book. The characters all acted on the side of right, as they saw it, and could fully justify their actions, even the evil vampire prince. It took a few pages to warm up, but once the story got going, it exploded into high gear and refused to relent until I was left gasping at the end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted October 13, 2012
Couldn't help but get attached to these characters!
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This had more of the world building I was hoping for. More details about Geomancy and the effect religion has on the vampires. We get to see the desert and the interior of Africa, and different vampire groups (including the nocturnal desert djinns and mountain ndoki).
I was happiest to see Adele become such a strong character. One of the things that bugged me about the first book was how often Greyfriar described her face as that of a little girl, or fearful. After getting back to Equatoria she goes from a fearful, sometimes damsel-in-distress to a full-fledged royal, in charge of herself and her destiny. She even rescues Greyfriar this time around.
It still has its Errol-Flynn swashbuckling moments, and the action is on par with the first. There are more humans fighting humans this time around though, as the politics are changing. There aren’t a lot of clear characters that are absolutely “good guys” and “bad guys”. There are a few characters that I expect to switch sides before the end of the third book. There are a few already that through their actions have done more to benefit their opponents. But that’s why this book works so well; even though it’s a love story between a woman and a vampire, the characters are believable, and you can’t help but get attached.
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