Steel Blood – Steel Empires Book 3
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As her children begin lives of their own, Victory struggles with the loneliness of an empty nest. Just when the city of Limani could not seem smaller, an old friend requests that she come out of retirement for one final mercenary contract—to bodyguard his granddaughter, a princess of the Qin Empire.
For the first time in a century, the Qin and British Empires are reopening diplomatic relations. Alongside the British delegation, Victory and her daywalker Mikelos arrive in the Qin colony city of Jiang Yi Yue. As the Qin weredragons and British werewolves take careful steps toward a lasting peace between their people, a connection between the Qin princess and a British nobleman throw everyone’s plans in disarray.
Meanwhile, a third faction stalks the city under the cover of darkness.
This is not a typical romance. It’s a good thing Victory is not a typical vampire.
What Are They Saying About
“Gribble brings the newest generation to the forefront with an adventure reminiscent of Tamora Pierce’s Alanna series. VERDICT: Strong plotting and captivating characters will please fans of fantasy quests.” —Library Journal
“This is a solid first effort that sets the stage for more installments in an intriguing world with complex characters.”—Publishers Weekly
“A deviously raucous romp through a modern world filled with were-creatures, mercenaries, and Victory—a fanged kickass heroine…”—Diana Dru Botsford, author Four Dragons and The Drift
“Strong characters rule in this unique debut. Magic, murder, and mayhem wrapped up in one package—definitely my type of book!”—Maria V. Snyder, The Chronicles of Ixia series