The Kingmakers Autho - Clay and Susan Griffith Series - Vampire Empire #3 Genre - Steampunk/Paranormal Pages - 392
Description From Goodreads
A war to the death.
Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs.
To even the odds, Adele unleashes the power of her geomancy, a fear- some weapon capable of slaughtering vampires in vast numbers. However, the power she expends threatens her own life even as she questions the morality of such a weapon.
As the war turns ever bloodier and Adele is threatened by betrayal, Gareth faces a terrible choice. Their only hope is a desperate strike against the lord of the vampire clansâ��Gareth's brother, Cesare. It is a gamble that could win the war or signal the final days of the Greyfriar.
The Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss.
The war with the vampires and Equatoria is on and the fight between brothers has started.
The kingmakers was far better than its predissesor, as it told a better and more cohesive story. The vampires are attacking and it is up to Adele and crew to save Alexandria and ultimatly the world. However she must contend with the vampire prince Ceasar, the haughty americans and her old mentor Mamoru. It seems everyone is out to kill her and Gareth!
Thier romance sparks in this volume and hits a sweet high note. I was very happy with it, even if it did get very mushy at times. Adele has also grown, she is not the simpering little princess she once was, but now a capable and strong empress. She has learned to use her geomancy to astonashing results and one heck of a vampire killer.
If you have read the first two books then you know what to expect, if you have not then i suggest you do... you would be lost trying to read this book otherwise. The trilogy was a fun ride and the small steampunk details add a nice flair to the popular concept of vampires.