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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,159 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Locke Narrator: Courtney Patterson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Immortal Empire Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781611134735
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Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist, the undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012.

Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Rapid-paced action and an original interpretation of goblins... add much to differentiate Locke's fantasy from the rest of the pack. The Library Journal
  • 'Fabulous and fun.'—New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur
  • A fantastic ride. Gail Dayton author of The Compass Rose
  • [A] fresh, witty, and darkly beautiful ride... you'll enjoy every minute of adventure and mystery. Philippa Ballantine author of Geist
  • Delightfully hard-boiled attitude... this is a fun adventure all round. Locus
  • “Fabulous and fun.”

    Keri Arthur, New York Times bestselling author

  • Locke has created a truly stunning world ripe with angst, anger and treachery, not to mention filled with complicated characters who are truly unforgettable. Fans of complex and gritty steampunk: Make sure this book and series are on your to-buy list! RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) on Long Live the Queen
  • Locke's writing is smart and fast-paced, full of sharp dialogue and vivid detail. This stylish, original story is perfectly suited to a wonderfully constructed world. Publishers Weekly on God Save the Queen
  • Will leave readers breathless. Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • “A fantastic ride.”

    Gail Dayton

  • God Save the Queen is a fresh, witty, and darkly beautiful ride through a London ruled by a vampire Queen Victoria.”

    Philippa Ballantine

  • “Delightfully hard-boiled attitude…this is a fun adventure all round.” 


  • “Fans of urban fantasy who appreciate the supernatural with a side of romanticism will enjoy this.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 2/15/2014

    " I found this book to be hard to put down. I got really into it because it is two of my favorite genres in one it's steam punk and horror all at the same time. Which is not something I find a lot of I now need to buy book two and three of this series so I can finish reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ette | 1/31/2014

    " Not bad--could have been better if the author had gone more in depth with the characters. I probably won't read the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica (BookRockGodess) Bolton | 1/30/2014

    " This book was very well done. I really enjoyed this book it did not contain overly sexual situations that are all the rage for adult fantasy books. Yes sex is mentioned but if you want the details then you need not read this book. The author focus on the emotional relationship between the characters and not the sexual parts of it. I thought that this was just very refreshing to read because wow a paranormal adult book that wasn't all about sex what a concept. This book had a lot of depth to the characters. I will be reading the next book in this series as soon as I can get my hands on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca Elwood | 1/28/2014

    " I enjoyed this book a great deal. Granted it may not be fully steampunk like some people would classify it as, but it has the elements of it along with the supernatural vampires and werewolves. When I first read the back of this book I thought "how the hell can all of these elements be in the same book successfully?" But once you start reading it, it works very well and draws you in deeper with each chapter. The characters are very well done and the descriptions of the locations are such that you can feel like your walking through 1800's England with them. I am now anxiously awaiting book 2! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 1/25/2014

    " I picked up this book because it looked delightfully tacky and terrible. Then I really got sucked in and ended up enjoying the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/3/2014

    " "God Save the Queen" starts off a little slow -- but stick with it, because it is a rollicking good time. This is how vampire/werewolf fiction should be: a little raunchy, super clever, sexy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Rumore | 10/22/2013

    " This was a much quicker read that I thought it would be and it was really good. I am quite enamoured of the idea of Queen Victoria being a vampire and still ruling Britain in 2012. Now comes the long wait for the sequel in February. Also, goblins! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jade | 10/19/2013

    " A very interesting view on London and an alternative Victorian history. I am not sure I fell in love with the style of writing and the characters could have gone deeper. Overall though enjoyable enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Subiechik | 9/30/2013

    " oh my goodness I cannot wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brit | 9/4/2013

    " This book has so many plot twists it is great. I can say I felt like I was in the book from the start to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pepper Flanagan | 8/28/2013

    " Labeled as a steampunk... Hmmmm... Had a little elements of steampunk but not what I'm use too. Take the steampunk expectations out of it and it was not a bad book to read. I really like the take on setting a historical in the present time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 7/16/2013

    " Thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 5/2/2013

    " Bloody good. Hate to wait for the sequel. Originally read 8/25-8/28/12. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yasmeen (Yaz) | 10/14/2012

    " A good, well written UF read, not steampunk as I expected. There were no fantastical steam powered gadgets, just familiar ones with different names. The book is set in England and the author did a good job with the 'British' voice, not far off the mark as some similar books I've read. "

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About the Author

Kate Locke is a shameless Anglophile who wrote her first book at age twelve. Fortunately, that book about a British pop band is lost forever. During “off” hours Kate often screeches along to Rock Band (being a rock star was her second career choice if the writing thing didn’t work out), watches BBC America, or plays with makeup. She loves history, the paranormal, horror, and sparkly things.

About the Narrator

Courtney Patterson graduated magna cum laude with a BA in theater performance from Valdosta State University. She is an associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare where she has appeared in dozens of shows, taught in the education department, and developed a cabaret series. She can also be seen frequently on the stages of the Alliance Theatre and has also worked at the Aurora Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Performance Group, and the Horizon Theatre. In addition to her work on stage, she narrates audiobooks and performs in film and television.