The Rift Walker

The Rift Walker

Book - 2011
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This second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history combines rousing pulp action with steampunk style, bringing epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies stand on the brink of war against the vampire clans of the north. However, the alliance's horrific strategy for total victory drives Adele to abandon her duty and embark on a desperate quest to keep her nation from staining its hands with genocide. Reunited with her great love, the mysterious adventurer known to the world as the Greyfriar, Adele is pursued by her own people as well as her vengeful husband, Senator Clark. With the human alliance in disarray, Prince Cesare, lord of the British vampire clan, seizes the initiative and strikes at the very heart of Equatoria.

As Adele labors to bring order to her world, she learns more about the strange powers she exhibited in the north. Her teacher, Mamoru, leads a secret cabal of geomancers who believe Adele is the one who can touch the vast power of the Earth that surges through ley lines and wells up at the rifts where the lines meet. These energies are the key to defeating the enemy of mankind.

If Princess Adele could ever bring this power under her command, she could be death to vampires. But such a victory would also cost the life of Adele's beloved Greyfriar.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, 2011
ISBN: 9781616145231
1616145234
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 399 pages ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Griffith, Susan 1963-

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heavenne
Jul 20, 2017

Loved this one! it just as good as the first book. Lots of action and Adele's character developing nicely. The romance between her and Gareth is nice to read. Nothing cheesy or nauseating. The plot has its' funny moments and very hateful characters (ie: Cesare)

I enjoyed reading this one, can't wait to get my hands on the third.

LibraryGorilla Jan 30, 2014

Actually, despite what another comment has said, this isn't the last in the series. The third book is The Kingmakers.

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bdsonglvr68
Mar 25, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed it. I would have liked to have seen a few more pages devoted to Gareth and Adele and a few less to the political machinations of both the human and vampire kingdoms driving events from behind the scenes, but a great sequel.

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