God Save the Queen (Hardcover)

By Kate Locke

Orbit, 9780316196123, 354pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

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Description

The first in an alternate fantasy series where vampires, werewolves, and goblins rule London.
Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.
The undead matriarch presides over 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. It's a world where the nobility are 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.
The fantastic start to The Immortal Empire series that continues with the spectacular undead books, "The Queen is Dead" and "Long Live the Queen."
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About the Author

Kate Locke is a shameless anglophile who wrote her first book at age 12. Fortunately, that book about a British pop band is lost forever. During 'off' hours Kate spends time caressing her collection of Fluevogs, watches BBC America, or plays with makeup. She loves history, the paranormal, horror, and sparkly things.


Praise For God Save the Queen

'Fabulous and fun.'
-New York Times bestselling author, Keri Arthur

"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

"Delightfully hard-boiled attitude... this is a fun adventure all round."
-Locus

"Rapid-paced action and an original interpretation of goblins (they are not J.K. Rowling's cranky, clever, gold-centric goblins) add much to differentiate Locke's fantasy from the rest of the pack. Fans of urban fantasy who appreciate the supernatural with a side of romanticism will enjoy this."
-The Library Journal

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