God Save the Queen
By Kate Locke
The start of a thrillingly original new urban fantasy series - set in a dark alternate world where the Victorian age never ended
The Year is 2012 - and Queen Victoria still rules with an immortal fist.
She's 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 technology lives side by side with magic, where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath) and Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day.
Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it's her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But things get complicated when her sister goes missing. Xandra will not only realise she's the prize in a dangerous power struggle - but she'll also uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire itself.
- Other details
- ISBN: 9780356501437
- Publication date: 05 Jul 2012
- Page count: 384
Kate Locke is a shameless anglophile who wrote her first book at age 12. Fortunately, that book about a British pop band is lost for ever. When not experimenting with new hair colours, Kate likes to hang out with her husband who, while not from England, can do a pretty convincing accent. She loves history, the paranormal, horror and sparkly things.
A fabulous and fun read — Keri Arthur
A hilarious OTT steampunk vampire mash-up — The Big Issue
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
A fantastic ride — Gail Dayton
If you like Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, you enjoy urban fantasy and kick-ass heroines, with a slathering of steampunk, this is the book for you — Novels on the Run
A great romp through alternate London, a fun and exciting read that's hard to put down . . . Seriously, I loved this book and had a hard time formulating a review that was more than "crazy good shit" and "this books kicks ass." . . . I can't wait for book 2 to see what happens to Xandra next. Can't I have it now? — Steamed!
A fantastic debut by Kate Locke and I highly recommend it! A fresh and wonderful voice to Urban Fantasy — BookThing