August 21, 2019

Book Review: The Rift Walker

If you think there cannot possibly be another good series with vampires at its core, you should have a look at the Vampire Empire series by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith.  I began the series in the middle, because The Rift Walker came across my desk first. Although starting at book two works with this series — the book stands alone fairly well — I will definitely be reading the first book in the series, as well.

The series takes place in the world we know…geographically. The story and technology are in the steampunk style, however, and the history is a bit different from what we may have learned in grade school. Airships are key to the plot and steam driven machines abound; vampires do not live in secret but in clans with hierarchies and conflicts no different from their human counterparts.

The story, at its heart,  is a continuation of the tale of Greyfriar and Adele. Romance between a human and a vampire is never easy. Romance between a human Princess and a vampire Prince is just that much more complicated. The story is not just about romance though. There’s intrigue, politics, subterfuge, and battle.  The combination keeps the story moving at a pretty steady clip.  I never lost interest.

Fans of steampunk, vampires and fantasy all will all find this series a satisfying read.  Go get your copy today!


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