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God save the queen /

by Locke, Kate.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Locke, Kate, Immortal empire: [1].Publisher: Boston : Orbit, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 354 p. : map ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9780316196123 :; 0316196126.Title notes: $16.99 (g) 6-2012 (db)Subject(s): Vampires -- England -- Fiction | Women soldiers -- England -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- England -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | Steampunk fiction | Paranormal fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: Queen Victoria is the undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground, and where mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. In this world, being part of the 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 technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns. 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.
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The first in an alternate fantasy series where vampires, werewolves, and goblins rule London. <br> Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.<br> <br> The undead matriarch presides over 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. It's a world where the nobility are 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 and Pax Britannia still reigns.<br> <br> 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. <br> The fantastic start to The Immortal Empire series that continues with the spectacular undead books, The Queen is Dead and Long Live the Queen . <br> <br> The Immortal Empire God Save the Queen The Queen is Dead Long Live the Queen <br>

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$16.99 (g) 6-2012 (db)

Queen Victoria is the undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground, and where mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. In this world, being part of the 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 technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns. 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.

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Library Journal Review

Vampires and werewolves abound in this debut urban fantasy series by the pseudonymous Locke (Kate Cross, who also writes as Kathryn Smith). It's 2012, and Queen Victoria is a vampire celebrating her 175th year of rule over the British Empire, which includes Scotland and its prince, an alpha werewolf, and the Prince of the Plague, the leader of ferocious, terrifying goblins who inhabit the abandoned London underground. Xandra Vardan, a "halfie" (born of a human mother courtesan and a vampire aristocrat) is a member of the Royal Guard who protect the queen. When her neurotic half-sister Dede commits suicide, Xandra secretly investigates her death despite receiving verbal and physical threats. As she gets closer to solving this mystery, Xandra begins to exhibit abilities that surprise both her opponents and herself. Verdict Readers will be intrigued by the author's original take on the origins of vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures and their interactions with "normal" humans. Rapid-paced action and an original interpretation of goblins (they are not J.K. Rowling's cranky, clever, gold-centric goblins) add much to differentiate Locke's fantasy from the rest of the pack. Fans of urban fantasy who appreciate the supernatural with a side of romanticism will enjoy this.-Deb West, Gannon Univ. Lib, Erie, PA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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