Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

This is the first book in the Empire of the Vampire trilogy.

“From holy cup comes holy light.
The faithful hand sets world aright.
And in the seven martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.”

It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order couldn’t stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains.

Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope:

The Holy Grail.

Jay Kristoff has done an incredible job with creating this amazing world. I loved getting to know about Gabriel de Leon and how he got where he was.

I really enjoyed his take on vampires and can definitely see the Vampire Dairies inspiration throughout with not only the vampires but the personalities of some of the characters.

Gabriel de Leon of course was my favourite as well as Dior, Astrid and Chloe.

I loved the characters and relationships throughout and loved travelling the incredible world.

The sarcasm through out the book contrasts the dark nature that Gabriel experienced. I wanted to throw my book across the room at multiple parts in the book and I need the next one as soon as possible.

Empire of the Vampire was fantastic and I will definitely be rereading it again.


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