Monday, May 20, 2013

Review of God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

God Save the Queen
Orbit ( July 2012 )
Genre: UF/Steampunk
Format: PB (
351 pages)
Source: Purchased

Series: The Immortal Empire #1

Rating 5/5

Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.

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 being nobility means being 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.


Bloody good Book!

Vampires, Were's, Goblins, Halvies. Where could you go wrong?  Kate Locke has the Corsets and Tinkering objects down pat.  GSTQ is refreshingly charming and fang worthy all in the same breath.

Never a dull moment in Pax Britannia, where Goblins are feared in the underbelly of London, Vampire's reign supreme and certain Were Alpha's are setting the less then beating hearts aflame. 

Xandra is a worthy heroine and you root for her the whole way.  While her Alpha love interest will have a silly, girly grin on your face.  These two are one hot couple, though this is a UF and light on the romance, there's enough to satisfy. 

Throw in some good secondary characters and this book is speeding along at a fun and fast pace.  The world building is very fab, I'll have some tea and crumpets with that.  Nothing to overwhelm or have you moaning in history buff distress. It's the small details that are great about this book. 

I can't wait to read "The Queen is Dead"!