Image of Long Live the Queen (The Immortal Empire)


Image of Long Live the Queen (The Immortal Empire)

The tensions between the humans, Aristos, half-bloods and goblins are on the verge of boiling over in the third chapter of Locke’s gripping steampunk fantasy series. Locke has created a truly stunning world ripe with angst, anger and treachery, not to mention filled with complicated characters who are truly unforgettable. Fans of complex and gritty steampunk: Make sure this book and series are on your to-buy list!

Newly crowned Goblin Queen Xandra Vardan is still coming to terms with her unexpected heritage and new responsibilities. Adding to the political unease, Xandra’s mate Vex is the alpha werewolf, placing them in the midst of conflicts with humans. Someone has been experimenting with DNA and creating new creatures. One of those creatures, in the guise of a teenage girl, is set loose as a killing machine, and it is up to Xandra to stop her and those behind a horrendous plot. (ORBIT, Nov., 320 pp., $17.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith