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I recently came across this book on an Orbit blog post that revealed the covers of some of their upcoming releases. My eye went to this very cool cover right away. Of course, it is designed by the talented Lauren Panepinto, art director at Orbit, who was a guest on this blog last week (read interview here).
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS:
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.
Yes. Let’s see…steampunk, Victorian England, werewolves and vampires, magic and an interesting new world. My kind of book. The release is set for July 2012. Marking my calendar, people!
What are your anticipated reads?