Immortal Empire #1
Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.
The undead matriarch of 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. A world where being 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 a world where 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.
“A fantastic ride.”
– Gail Dayton
“God Save the Queen is a fresh, witty, and darkly beautiful ride through a London ruled by a vampire Queen Victoria. Carried along by enchanting Alexandra Vardan you’ll enjoy every minute of adventure and mystery.”
– Philippa Ballantine
“What with plots to kill the queen, sinister secret medical experiments, and some oddly sympathetic cannibal goblins, there’s treachery at every turn. Locke’s writing is smart and fast-paced, full of sharp dialogue and vivid detail. This stylish, original story is perfectly suited to a wonderfully constructed world.”
- Publishers Weekly
“…vampires, werewolves, genetic experimentation, goblins and super-cute steampunk fashion…highly appealing… well written. Even readers who are not fans of the genre will be interested in Xandra.” – Romantic Times Book Club
“Should be big.”
– Library Journal
“Delightfully hard-boiled attitude… this is a fun adventure all round.”
– Locus Magazine