Saturday, February 14, 2015

Steampunk Saturday: Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke

Today for Steampunk Saturday I have my review for the final book in the Immortal Empire Series- Long Live the Queen. Here is the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler when she accepted the goblin crown and became their queen, but life has only become more complicated. Everyone -- vampires, werewolves and humans -- wants the goblins on their side, because whoever has the goblins -- wins.

Queen Victoria wants her head, Alpha wolf Vex wants her heart, and she still doesn't know the identity of the person who wanted her blood. What she does know is that a project from one of the 'secret' aristocrat labs has gotten free and she's the only one who can stop the perfect killing machine -- a sixteen year-old girl. With human zealots intent on ridding the world of anyone with plagued blood and supernatural politics taking Britain to the verge of civil war, Xandra's finding out that being queen isn't all it's cracked up to be, and if she doesn't do something fast, hers will be the shortest reign in history.
The fantastic conclusion to the series that started with the spectacular undead steampunk debut, God Save the Queen and The Queen is Dead.

I loved this conclusion to the series. It was not at all what I expected but it was a satisfying end to the series. Xandra has finally accepted herself and her subjects. She has become adept at caring for her people. She is settling into life with Vex even as she is learning things about society and the vampires that she wished that she had never known. Xandra loses another person who was important to her and she meets someone related to her that scares her even more than she feels responsible for them. I promise that you won't be able to put this book down. It will take you on a raucous ride through London and into some dark and scary places.

You can click here to find the Immortal Empire Series on Goodreads. You can also check out Kate's website. I give Long Live the Queen 5 Fairies for an epic conclusion to the Immortal Empire Series.

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