Ferocious fantasy from a real-life hardman come to claim the post-Gemmell world. This volume contains all three books in the Clockwork Vampire Chronicles: Kell's Legend ~ Soul Stealers ~ Vampire Warlords. The land of Falanor is invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A small group set off to warn the king: Kell, ancient hero; his granddaughter, Nienna and her friend, Katrina; and the ex-Sword Champion of King Leanoric, Saark, disgraced after his affair with the Queen. Fighting their way south, betrayal follows battle follows deviation, and they are attacked from all quarters by deadly albino soldiers, monstrous harvesters who drain blood from their victims to feed their masters, and the twisted offspring of deviant vachine, the cankers. As Falanor comes under heavy attack and crushing invasion, only then does Nienna learn the truth about grandfather Kell - that he is anything but a noble hero, anything but a Legend.... nor the terrifying heartgripping fear of hanging from high places, boots trying to scrabble on iceslippery rock, sure as hell that when you fell the rocks and ... But you must, she pleaded, I am Ilanna, I am the honey in your soul, I am the butter on your bread, the sugar in your apple. ... Words like aquot;mustaquot; ring sour in my head like corked wine; they crack my skull with their... he savoured the word, instruction .
|Title||:||The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles|
|Publisher||:||Duncan Baird Publishers - 2012-02-28|