Sunday, July 2, 2017

God Save the Queen by Kate Locke (The Immortal Empire, #1)

God Save the Queen
by Kate Locke

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Immortal Empire - Book 1
Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (July 3, 2012)
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 369 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.

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 being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012.

Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.
  

 
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke (The Immortal Empire, #1)

God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire, #1)Hang on for something special as Kate Locke takes us into her supernatural steampunk world where London is ruled by a vampire queen, the aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires and magic and technology work hand in hand. Not enough diversity for you? Goblins live underground, pariahs in a world filled with power, magic and danger.

Xandra is a halfie, part human, part supernatural and all attitude, heart and snark. When her sister goes missing, presumed dead, Xandra will go through the fires of Hell to find her. On the way, she finds romance with the alpha werewolf of the United Kingdom, betrayal from a vampire she thought of as a mentor and father-figure and a new view of the prince of goblins, a creature of power who bows to no one, well, almost no one.

Will Xandra find her missing sister? If she does, then what? Meanwhile, the heat index is rising as Vex, the werewolf alpha breaks every assumption she had about the aristocracy as he melts her resistance to his charms. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN is crazy fast, deadly furious and fabulously fun fantasy reading! From start to finish, there isn’t a dull moment to be found in this shining gem of a read. Kate Locke has brought together some of the finest characters, a cleverly twisted plot and all the atmosphere my imagination could handle! GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, indeed!

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