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Empire of the Vampire: The New First Book in 2021’s Latest Fantasy Series from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nevernight (Empire of the Vampire, Book 1) Kindle Edition
From the Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Nevernight Chronicle, comes this masterful new series.
Featuring the darkly beautiful illustrations of Bon Orthwick (@monolimeart).
'This book is bloody brilliant'
— V.E Schwab, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE
It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise.
For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness.
Gabriel de León, half man, half monster and last remaining silversaint – a sworn brother of the holy Silver Order dedicated to defending the realm from the creatures of the night – is all that stands between the world and its end.
Now imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope:
The Holy Grail.
‘A gothic bloodbath that will leave any reader breathless. The story is a vast apocalyptic canvass, reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE or even Stephen King’s THE STAND, yet Kristoff’s work stands on its own ruthless merit as the opening gambit of a richer tale yet to unfold. I can’t wait to return again to this rich, lush, and bloody world. Until then, read this book now!’
― James Rollins, No.1 NEW YORK TIMES author of THE LAST ODYSSEY and THE STARLESS CROWN
‘A fine crafted tale, the pieces as meticulously interlocked as fine woodwork. A chilling new take on vampire lore and those who must battle that darkness. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE looks fearlessly at how ruthless Good must become when confronted with unrelenting Evil’
― Robin Hobb, SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
'Brilliant and unputdownable, with tenderness and light bound into the bitter dark of a grim and fascinating world'
― Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of STRANGE THE DREAMER
'This book is bloody brilliant'
― V.E Schwab, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE
Praise for The Nevernight Chronicle:
‘If you love Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin, you will adore NEVERNIGHT’
‘With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying’
― PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
‘Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence . . . something special’
― SCIFI NOW
The New First Book in 2021’s Latest Fantasy Series from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nevernight--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B07NRNTJVL
- Publisher : HarperVoyager (7 September 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 19400 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 721 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0008350442
- Best Sellers Rank: 2,146 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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High fantasy reigns, honest to goodness vampire grit, gore and bloodshed. Dark themes, smutty all thrown in - and a character in Gabriel you’ll love to hate. Violence and profanity abound, this isn’t a children’s fairy tale.
The internal hardcover formatting is absolutely divine. Bring on the next book!
I really enjoyed his take on vampires and can definitely see the Vampire Dairies inspiration throughout with not only the vampires but the personalities of some of the characters.
Gabriel de Leon of course was my favourite as well as Dior, Astrid and Chloe.
I loved the characters and relationships throughout and loved travelling the incredible world.
The sarcasm through out the book contrasts the dark nature that Gabriel experienced. I wanted to throw my book across the room at multiple parts in the book and I need the next one as soon as possible.
Empire of the Vampire was fantastic and I will definitely be rereading it again.
If you love books that will tear your heart out and laugh at your feeble hopes that it’ll get better, then this is for you.
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It’s so much more than just a vampire book. It’s about family. It’s about friendship. It’s about finding faith and losing it, betrayal and heartbreak, and still finding the strength to go on.
As with all of Jay’s books, I was completely captivated from start to finish.
The world building is so rich you can easily picture where you are at any point in the book.
The vampires — even though there are similarities to their predecessors — also feel different enough that the concept of vampires feels new and gives them a new angle, and that really takes some skill and imagination to pull off.
I loved Gabriel. The flaws make him so much more believable and likeable a character and I really empathised with him every step of the story.
None of the characters are black and white. Many times I found my opinion of certain characters changing over the course of this book and even when I thought I knew a character and what their motives were, my opinions were turned on their head. I ended up loving characters I didn’t like in the beginning and distrusting or even hating those I liked at the start.
I can’t quite find the words to say how impressed I am and how much I loved this book. I expected nothing less, and it definitely lived up to — if not exceeded — my expectations.
And let’s not forget that the illustrations are absolutely stunning.
This book was everything I hoped it would be and more.
The main character Gabriel de Leon is moody, brave, intelligent and totally bad ass! The adventures he goes on are like nothing I have read before. It is exciting, thrilling and shocking, with a fair few twists that I definitely was not expecting at any point in the book.
It is not all just about the action though, there is so much more to this book with themes such as the importance of friends and family, trust and betrayal, love and loss and life or death. My heart was broken a fair few times reading this. Kristoff holds no prisoners!
The stunning illustrations also deserve a mention. They gave me an even more immersive experience reading this book.
I honestly think this may be my book of the year. I have read some amazing reads recently, but I haven’t felt this excited reading a fantasy book in years. It is an epic, magnificent, gothic vampire story and I am now desperate to read the next book.
Dark fantasy fans, get this book as soon as possible. I promise you will not regret it. It is something special and it deserves all the hype.
I've been reading books pretty much all of my 56 years and with the advent of tech I devour books on Kindle.
THIS IS THE MOST RIVETING, EXCITING, FABULOUS BOOK OF ITS KIND I HAVE EVER READ.
That's a Review to you knobjockey spoilers - you know who you are ;-)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 September 2021
can really tell which bits are "influenced" by various other books. Especially "the Witcher". But also many more. I found myself playing "spot the story" while I read. If you can get over that though, it's a good book.