The uneasy stalemate between vampires and humans is over. Adele and Gareth are bringing order to a free Britain, but bloody murders in London raise the specter that Adele’s geomancy is failing and the vampires might return. A new power could tilt the balance back to the vampire clans. A deranged human called the Witchfinder has surfaced on the Continent, serving new vampire lords. This geomancer has found a way to make vampires immune to geomancy and intends to give his masters the ability to kill humans on a massive scale.
The apocalyptic event in Edinburgh weakened Adele’s geomantic abilities. If the Witchfinder can use geomancy against humanity, she may not have the power to stop him. If she can’t, there is nowhere beyond his reach and no one he cannot kill.
From a Britain struggling to rebuild to the vampire capital of Paris, from the heart of the Equatorian Empire to a vampire monastery in far-away Tibet, old friends and past enemies return. Unexpected allies and terrible new villains arise. Adele and Gareth fight side-by-side as always, but they can never be the same if they hope to survive.
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
Boy, was I surprised to hear that there was a fourth and more books to come of the Vampire Empire series by the married authors, Clay and Susan Griffith.
For those of you who haven’t read the first three books of the Vampire Empire series, I’ll give a quick summary. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which vampires rose up and settled in the northern regions of the world and the result was millions of humans being killed by either vampires, diseases, or famine. In order to survive, humans fled to the south and formed new societies because vampires cannot tolerate the daily sun and heat there.
Now If you’ve haven’t read the first three books then you should stop here because you’re about to read my review of The Geomancer so beware of spoilers.
It’s been a year since The Kingmakers and England is free of vampires after the brutal war that transpired between the humans and vampire clans, one that ended with Adele ‘s, our heroine and Empress of Equatoria, power of Geomancy and with the help of Gareth, a black sheep among his kind since he acts like no other vampire. Adele and Gareth are trying to have a more normal life but they soon get word of a number of grisly murders that have started to re-occur in London which only means one thing. The vampires are returning.
The cause of this is another geomancer called the Witchfinder, a human who works for the vampires and is discovering ways to protect them from Adele’s geomancy power. Not only that but the Witchfinder is also able to use geomancy in a way that will kill humans instead of vampires. In order to stop any more destruction, Adele and Gareth are now in a race to beat the Witchfinder in locating an ancient geomancy artifact.
Overall, I thought The Geomancer was a great installment to the Vampire Empire series! Not only that but it has a well written plot that has a lot of potential for future story lines. So if you’re a fan of the series, pick up this book! If you’ve never read the Vampire Empire series then get started! As for me, I’ll be keeping an eye out for book 5 because I have hopes there will be a book 5.