Can’t Wait Wednesday : Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff – because VAMPIRES – okay, I had a spell a few years ago where vampire books were flooding the book stores and becoming something of a muchness.  Having quietened down for a while I think I’m ready now for a good vampire book and check out this description below (it doesn’t yet have a final cover but I couldn’t resist using this when I saw the blurb):

“From holy cup comes holy light.
The faithful hand sets world aright.
And in the seven martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.”


EmpireTwenty-seven years have passed since the last sunrise, and for almost three decades, the creatures of the night have walked the day without fear. Once, humanity fought bravely against the coldblood legions, but now, we exist only in a few scattered settlements—tiny sparks of light in a growing sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is the last of the Silversaints, a holy order dedicated to defending realm and church, now utterly destroyed. Imprisoned for the murder of the vampiric king, Gabriel is charged with telling the story of his life.

His tale spans years, from his youth in the monastery of San Michon, to the forbidden love that spelled his undoing, and the betrayal that saw his order annihilated. Most importantly, Gabriel will tell the story of the Grail—the legendary cup prophesied to bring an end to the eternal night, whose location is known to a single person: A smart-mouthed teenage urchin named Dior.

Their journey with a band of unlikely allies would see Dior and Gabriel forge an unbreakable bond, and set the broken paragon on a road to redemption.

But now, the Grail is shattered. And with the cup of the Redeemer destroyed and the last Silversaint awaiting execution, what can bring an end to this undying empire?

Expected publication : September 2021

18 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff”

  1. Tammy

    I’ll be sharing this next week because the cover reveal is tomorrow! (Finally!) I couldn’t be more excited to see what Jay will do with vampires😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ooh, I forgot to keep my eye out for the cover. Drat,, I’m on it now.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Bob/Sally

    Awesome pick – I’m always up for a good vampire tale!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’ve had a bit of a break from vampires but I’m ready for more in my life now (well, in my books anyway).
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Jay Kristoff and vampires: I could not ask for a better combination! 🙂

  4. evelynreads1

    Ooh I CANNOT wait for this one!!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I’m curious about this one too and I just saw that the cover is supposed to be revealed tomorrow so there’s not much wait!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh, I forgot to look out for the cover…must go and check it out.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m really excited for this too. I wonder what the cover will look like!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it will be good to get the cover – I was just too excited.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Lexlingua

    I used to love reading vampire books (ahem, Twilight, *cough cough*) and then it reached critical mass, so now — just — can’t. But that’s a great cover and I know Kristoff does spooky really well, so hope it works out!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, Twilight, okay, i confess, I was hooked but it did rather open the floodgates for all books to have vampires. It’s like 50 shades of grey (ironically fanfic for Twilight) starting the same sort of obsession for every book to have sex, sex and more sex. I have my fingers crossed for this one though, I am ready for a return to vampires.
      Lynn 😀

  8. waytoofantasy

    Yassssss, so excited for this one!

  9. sjhigbee

    I LOVE the sound of this one – thank you for sharing:))

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m in the mood for some vampires and I wonder how Kristoff will handle the subject.
      Lynn 😀

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