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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review: The Rift Walker

Title:  The Rift Walker
Series: Vampire Empire # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Steampunk
Author: Susan/Clay Griffith
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies stand on the brink of war against the vampire clans of the north. However, the alliance's horrific strategy for total victory drives Adele to abandon her duty and embark on a desperate quest to keep her nation from staining its hands with genocide. Reunited with her great love, the mysterious adventurer known to the world as the Greyfriar, Adele is pursued by her own people as well as her vengeful husband, senator Clark. With the human alliance in disarrray, Prince Cesare, lord of the British vampire clan, seizes the initiative and strikes at the very heart of Equatoria.

As Adele labors to bring order to her world, she learns more about the strange powers she exhibited in the north. Her teacher, Mamoru, leads a secret cabal of geomancers who believe Adele is the one who can touch the vast power of the Earth that surges through ley lines and wells up at the rifts where the lines meet. These energies are the key to defeating the enemy of mankind, and if Princess Adele could ever bring this power under her command, she could be death to vampires. But such a victory will also cost the life of Adele's beloved Greyfriar.

The Rift Walker is the second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternative history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic politcal themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism."

I freaking loved this book! Like devoured it in just a few hours loved this book!  So much is going on in this book that I need to take deeps breathes in order to slow down and tell you whats going on in my head!

*Takes deep breathe* Okay the plot line is dynamic. So much from the very first page to the last page, I ate it up. With every turn of the page, new things unfolded, war is started and then BAM! ending! I think I read this book so fast that I didn't even realize I was at the end till the end and then I was just angry. I mean, I wanted more!

The characters left me very happy. The authors did a great job on the progressing growth of the characters and the way it flowed. I loved that the authors hooked the reader and kept the reader entertain till the very end. I felt that the book not only gave the reader everything they wanted but also gave the reader the feeling of satisfaction. Questions from the first book were answered. I like how the authors left you hanging at  the end. I don't like cliffies but this one left me squealing!!

If you have not pick up Vampire Empire, you must! It is a great steam punk read that I can never get enough of. Action filled with a great romance, The Rift Walker is a book you must read now!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reding!


  1. Another series I want to read! Sounds like a completely captivating story. Awesome review :)

  2. What? Ahhhhh! Why haven't I read this series yet? *kicks self* And I call myself a vampire lover? Steam punk and vampires... Epic Win!

  3. I am always looking for a new twist:) Thank you for sharing today.

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