Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff is a new adult vampire horror. This long awaited sweeping epic dark fantasy is the first book in a new series. I love the detailed illustrations in this UK book cover, there is so much to unpack. I cannot wait for the US cover reveal. I was lucky enough to snag a signed special edition of the UK version from Waterstones. Empire of the Vampire is sure to be a bloody good time and I cannot wait to read this gem.
Synopsis of Empire of the Vampire from Goodreads:
Twenty-seven years have passed since the last sunrise, and for almost three decades, the creatures of the night have walked the day without fear. Once, humanity fought bravely against the coldblood legions, but now, we exist only in a few scattered settlements—tiny sparks of light in a growing sea of darkness.
Gabriel de León is the last of the Silversaints, a holy order dedicated to defending realm and church, now utterly destroyed. Imprisoned for the murder of the vampiric king, Gabriel is charged with telling the story of his life.
His tale spans years, from his youth in the monastery of San Michon, to the forbidden love that spelled his undoing, and the betrayal that saw his order annihilated. Most importantly, Gabriel will tell the story of the Grail—the legendary cup prophesied to bring an end to the eternal night, whose location is known to a single person: A smart-mouthed teenage urchin named Dior.
Their journey with a band of unlikely allies would see Dior and Gabriel forge an unbreakable bond, and set the broken paragon on a road to redemption.
But now, the Grail is shattered. And with the cup of the Redeemer destroyed and the last Silversaint awaiting execution, what can bring an end to this undying empire?
Published by Harper Voyager UK, Empire of the Vampire, will release September 07, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!