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    The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire) (Paperback) By (author) Clay Griffith, By (author) Susan Griffith

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    DescriptionThis second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history combines rousing pulp action with steampunk style, bringing epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism. 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 disarray, 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. If Princess Adele could ever bring this power under her command, she could be death to vampires. But such a victory would also cost the life of Adele's beloved Greyfriar.


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    Title
    The Rift Walker
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clay Griffith, By (author) Susan Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781616145231
    ISBN 10: 1616145234
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 813.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC040000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027120, FIC009050
    LC classification: PS3607.R5486 R54 2011
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028060
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    Prometheus Books
    Imprint name
    Prometheus Books
    Publication date
    06 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Amherst
    Author Information
    Clay and Susan Griffith are a married couple who have written and published together for more than a decade. Their credits not only include two novels for Bantam Doubleday Dell in the mid-1990s and another novel for Pinnacle Entertainment Group in 2002 but also numerous short stories published in many anthologies, some featuring noted genre characters like Kolchak the Night Stalker and the Phantom. They've also written scripts for television and published graphic novels. The authors have attended many cons multiple times over the years, including World Fantasy, WorldCon Science Fiction, ComicCon (San Diego), DragonCon (Atlanta), HeroesCon (Charlotte), and other smaller conventions. These are two hardworking authors, in every sense! Visit the authors' website at clayandsusangriffith.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/#!/vampireempire.
    Review quote
    Praise for the Vampire Empire trilogy: "Vampire Empire is one of the best fantasy series I've read, set in a unique postapocalyptic world. The landscapes, the peoples, and the incredible gizmos will attack your senses. Their unforgettable characters will stay with you as the tale unwinds." - RT Book Reviews "The best vampire series I have read in ages. . . . I am blown away by it. It has it all: romance, steampunk, vampires, adventure, and impossible odds for the hero to overcome." - Vampire Librarian "If I was stuck on a deserted island and could only have one vampire book series with me, my choice would be the Griffiths' Vampire Empire saga. Bye Lestat, farewell Edward. . . . Thank you to the Griffiths for fueling and continuing my love of vampire novels." - Reader Girls "Filled with mind-boggling political intrigue, betrayal, deception, magic, and a healthy dose of romance-you will be once again swept away by this burgeoning epic saga. . . . The Vampire Empire series remains at the top of my must-read list in Urban Fantasy." - Smexy Books