Multi-personaed Locke, who as Kady Cross writes the popular YA "Steampunk Chronicles," does adult steampunk/fantasy territory with this follow-up to this years God Save the Queen, in which Queen Victoria still rules England-as a vampire. Here, heroine Xandra hunts for her missing brother while fending off suspicions of murder and the queens unpleasant scrutiny.

The sequel to Kate Locke's spectacular Immortal Empire series that began in God Save the Queen.

Xandra Vardan is the newly crowned Goblin Queen of England. But her complicated life is by no means over.

There are the political factions vying for her favor, and the all-too-close scrutiny of Queen Victoria, who wants her head. Not to mention her werewolf boyfriend has demands of his own, and her mother is hell-bent on destroying the monarchy. Now she's the main suspect in a murder investigation -- and Xandra barely knows which way is up.

What she does know is that nothing lasts forever -- and immortality isn't all its cracked up to be.

The Immortal Empire
God Save the Queen
The Queen is Dead
Long Live the Queen