Princess Adele is the heir to the British Empire. Or at least what is left of it. Ever since vampires burst from the shadows of myth and legend to overwhelm the world the great powers of the 19th century exist only as rump states clinging to the tropical regions of the earth. Creatures of the dark and cold vampires hate heat and have only rarely ventured into the tropics. North and South, in the temperate zones, the great empires have been over-run by the vampire clans and turned into massive charnel houses where humans are kept and bred like animals until they are harvested for their blood. But the tropics have been safe, until now. The airship carrying Adele to her marriage in Cairo is attacked and overwhelmed by Vampires and her younger brother, Simon, is spirited away. Adele is determined to follow him and falls in with the mysterious scourge of Vampires, the Greyfriar. Together they travel first to the massive abbatoir of London and then North to the shadows of Scotland in a desperate bid to recover Simon. And there they find that war is brewing. A war to overthrow the last vestiges of human power and establish a global Vampire Empire ...
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
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