Abel Kinyua Kinyua itibaren Donaghcloney, Craigavon BT66 7NZ, Wielka Brytania
Loved this book!! Can't wait til the next two of this series appear on the shelves! I hope the sequels don't disappoint. This is one of the first adult vampire stories I've read since Anne Rice that weren't juvenile. The story takes place in 2020, over one hundred years since a World War between humans and vampires occurred. The vampires now occupy and rule the cooler, less sunny portions of the earth's hemisphere, while the humans have now occupied the warmer equatorial portion of the hemisphere. Most of Europe above Marseille France is the European Vampire Empire, with London holding the primary clan seat, while Alexandria, Egypt is the capital and all south is the human Equatoria Empire. The other continents including America whose borders go down to Panama City, also have their territories as well, but these two occupy most of the book's focus. Princess Adele from the the human Equatoria Empire has been promised to the American renown vampire killer, Senator Clark. They've never met, it's a marriage of politics. During a visit to the human-vampire frontier, she is captured by the vampires, rescued by the mythical Greyfriar vampire killer, recaptured by the vampires and brought to London. Senator Clark sets out to rescue her from the vampires and the plot thickens from there. The beginning evolved around numerous fight scenes and were a little tiring, but when the story finally began....well, I won't give any spoilers, but the story takes a few unexpected twists and turns which makes Vampire Empire a real page turner.