The book is a boxed Special ILLUSTRATED First Edition, First Printing, UK Hardback with over 30 sumptuous full-page colour plates by Bon Orthwick, pictoral endpapers and high quality paper and dual colour printing throughout. The book is housed in a custom designed and illustrated cardboard case. This special edition was published without a dust jacket.The Front and Rear boards have extensive foiled and embossed detail, as does the Spine. The Front Board includes a foiled De'Leon. Crest, one of the 4 high vampire houses. The book is NEW and UNREAD. The book is in VERY FINE condition. The book is tight and square.
The text block is bright and clean. There is no spine lean. All corners are sharp and intact.
There is no pushing or bruising to the spine. The book is bright and clean.There is no sunning or fading. Please look carefully at the photos in this listing and ask me any questions that you may have. A gothic bloodbath that will leave any reader breathless. The story is a vast apocalyptic canvass, reminiscent of Justin Cronin's The Passage or even Stephen King's The Stand, yet Kristoff's work stands on its own ruthless merit as the opening gambit of a richer tale yet to unfold. I can't wait to return again to this rich, lush, and bloody world.
Until then, read this book now! A fine crafted tale, the pieces as meticulously interlocked as fine woodwork. A chilling new take on vampire lore and those who must battle that darkness. Empire of The Vampire looks fearlessly at how ruthless Good must become when confronted with unrelenting Evil' - Robin Hobb. Brilliant and unputdownable, with tenderness and light bound into the bitter dark of a grim and fascinating world' - Laini Taylor.This book is bloody brilliant' - V.