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.
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 for some reason wants her head. Not to mention her werewolf boyfriend with demands of his own, and a mother hell bent on destroying the monarchy. Now shes the suspect in a murder investigation --- and Xandra barely knows which way is up.
What she does know is that nothing lasts forever---and immortality isnt all its cracked up to be.