The Greyfriar Audio Book
Book 1 of The Vampire Empire Series
Standard CD Format (will play on any cd player)
Number of CD's - 10
Written By Clay and Susan Griffith
Read By: James Marsters (Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Release Date: March 22, 2012
1870. A time known as The Great Killing.
The vampire clans arose and slaughtered humanity with unprecedented carnage in the northern parts of the world. Millions perished; millions were turned into herd animals. The great industrialized civilizations of the world were left in ruin. A remnant fled south to the safety of the ever present heat which was intolerable to vampires. There, blending with the local peoples, they rebuilt their societies founded on human ingenuity, steam and iron.
The year now is 2020. The Equatorian Empire, descendant of the British Empire, stretches from Alexandria to Cape Town. Princess Adele, quick witted, combat trained and heir to throne is set to wed the scion of the American Republic, a man she has never met. Their marriage will cement an alliance between the nations and set the stage for war against the vampires in an attempt to retake the north. Prepared to do her duty she finds herself caught in a web of political intrigue and physical danger. The Greyfriar, a legendary vampire hunter from the north, appears ready to rescue the Princess and return her homeóbut he harbors secrets of his own. As the power struggle between the vampires and humans increase Adele and The Greyfriar are caught in the middle, on the run, being hunted, and fighting for not just their own lives, but for future of humanity.
A Marsters Fan, MI
Loved the way the James Marsters read the Dresden Files. Thought I would give the one a whirl. First of all James does a spectacular job of narration. OMG, the way he narrates the French village. The story itself is very good, not excellent. It's fast paced with lots of action. The audio is entertaining and worth the purchase, but Marsters narration is OUTSTANDING !
Alyssa Rhea, LA
I don't care if James Marsters is reading Dresden or The Greyfriar. He can make any story entertaing.
Niki, North Carolina
As a fan of the Dresden files I worried that I wouldn't be able to get that story out of my mind while listening to 'The Greyfriar" but I shouldn't have worried. Marsters did a masterful job (as usual) of sweeping me into the story until I forgot who was reading and where i had heard him before and got lost in the story. There is no greater compliment than that Marsters narration is beyond excellent. 5 stars simply aren't enough.