Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.
The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith
Goodreads - November 2nd 2010 by Pyr

In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed outright. Millions more died of disease and famine due to the havoc that followed. Within two years, once great cities were shrouded by the grey empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the tropics because vampires could not tolerate the constant heat there. They brought technology and a feverish drive to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron amid the mosques of Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, or the green temples of Malaya.

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. She is quick with her wit as well as with a sword or gun. She is eager for an adventure before she settles into a life of duty and political marriage to man she does not know. But her quest turns black 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 Greyfriar: Vampire Empire is the first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, The Greyfriar brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

This book sounds about 100 kinds of EPIC! Honestly, steampunk isn't usually my thing but I will certainly be making an exception for The Greyfriar.

14 comments:

  1. o)0 I like the sound of this one, thanks for the good reads link!

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  2. This sounds good! I hadn't heard of it before now.

    My WoW pick is up on the blog! :)

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  3. Great choice, I will definitely have a closer look at this book when it's published.

    my WoW

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  4. This sounds like a really intriguing vamp story. One that I might need to check out. Great pick.

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  5. I've never heard of this but it sounds awesome! Thanks Kay!

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  6. I'm starting to get used to these...lol.

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/waiting-on-wednesday-15/

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  7. This sounds great! Not the normal vampire books I read, but that might be a good change!

    My WoW is here.

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  8. Looks like steampunk meets vampire..could be really cool!

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  9. Sounds interesting, but I don't really like the cover. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  10. This is new to me. Sounds like a little different take on vampires. Nice choice!

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  11. This sounds like it definitely has potential! Shari
    myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

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  12. This book is all new to me. A touch of steampunk, a witty heroine, and a mysterious hero... sounds like this series has a lot of great elements. I look forward to hearing more about The Greyfriar.

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  13. Thanks for the kind words! We're excited about this one too! Please note that Vampire Empire is the title of the book pictured here. The Greyfriar is a series name. So "The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire" is written in reverse order in the blue box above. It should read: "Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar (Book 1)"

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  14. I stand corrected! Please disregard my comment above. There was an internal misunderstanding about this title and indeed, this blog is correct and I was wrong. The Greyfriar is the title of book one of the Vampire Empire series.

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