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Empire of the Vampire - Empire of the Damned (Empire of the Vampire, Book 2)

By Jay Kristoff

The highly anticipated sequel to the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE

‘Bloody brilliant’
V.E. Schwab

‘A ripping read’
Joe Abercrombie

Gabriel de León has saved the Holy Grail from death, but his chance to end the endless night is lost.

After turning his back on his silversaint brothers once and for all, Gabriel and the Grail set out to learn the truth of how Daysdeath might finally be undone.

But the last silversaint faces peril, within and without. Pursued by children of the Forever King, drawn into wars and webs centuries in the weaving, and ravaged by his own rising bloodlust, Gabriel may not survive to see the truth of the Grail revealed.

A truth that may be too awful for any to imagine.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 29 Feb 2024
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-835048-2
Price: £22.00 (Export Price) , £22.00, €None
Jay Kristoff is the NEW YORK TIMES and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files, and The Nevernight Chronicle. He is a winner of five Aurealis Awards, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books lists and published in over thirty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are.Jay is 6’7’’ and has approximately 11,935 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife.He does not believe in happy endings.


‘A ripping read - dark as black coffee and savage as a slit throat’Joe Abercrombie, bestselling author of the First Law trilogy -

‘A gothic bloodbath that will leave any reader breathless. The story is a vast apocalyptic canvas, reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE or even Stephen King’s THE STAND, yet Kristoff’s work stands on its own ruthless merit as the opening gambit of a richer tale yet to unfold. I can’t wait to return again to this rich, lush, and bloody world. Until then, read this book now!’James Rollins, no.1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE LAST ODYSSEY and THE STARLESS CROWN -

‘A wonderfully crafted tale, the pieces as meticulously interlocked as fine woodwork. A chilling new take on vampire lore and those who must battle that darkness. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE looks fearlessly at how ruthless Good must become when confronted with unrelenting Evil’Robin Hobb, SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE -

'Brilliant and unputdownable, with tenderness and light bound into the bitter dark of a grim and fascinating world'Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of STRANGE THE DREAMER -

'This book is bloody brilliant'V.E. Schwab, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE -

Praise for The Nevernight Chronicle -

‘If you love Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin, you will adore NEVERNIGHT’STARBURST -

‘With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling, and satisfying’PUBLISHERS WEEKLY -

‘Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour, and unflinching descriptions of violence . . . something special’SCIFI NOW -