Welcome to my stop on the Prince of MidWest tour. This vampy tale is by Abigail Linhardt and is available July 15th! Read on for details and a chance to win a fantastic giveaway!
The author will be hosting a live stream event on July 16th so be sure to check that out!
Prince of MidWest
Expected Publication Date: July 15th, 2022
Genre: Low Magic/ Alternate History/ Steampunk
Cecil is a vampire desperate to find a way to redeem his soul so he can finally rest in peace. He’s told the way to redemption is to save the American Empire by finding the prince and putting him on the throne.
The only problem? That prince was murdered eight years ago. Upon mentioning the dead prince to the royal court, Cecil is swiftly accused of being a spy and sentenced to an underground prison.
Ezekiel, a prisoner of the Château d’Oubli, has been merely surviving through the torturous politics of the prison. When an over-fashionable vampire appears amongst the tunnels and mines with a plan to find the dead prince, escape, and put that prince on the throne, Ezekiel sees his chance and volunteers to help Cecil escape the underground bastille.
Eager to get above ground and get back to his redemption, Cecil reluctantly joins forces with the sleazy Ezekiel. Together, with a team of convicts, and using mysterious earth magic found in the mines, they plot a breakout like none before them. No one has ever escaped the Château d’Oubli. Even if they did, revenge is a prison that follows its captives.
Prince of MidWest is not the first book I’ve read by Abigail Linhardt, so I was excited to get into this one. This is a vampire story, but it is a very unique vampire story. I loved the atmosphere of this novel. It is written very well and it was hard to put down.
I rather enjoyed the dynamic between Cecil and Ezekiel. They are so different but watching them come together to plan their escape was very interesting. I felt this was a character driven novel, which is what I prefer to read.
The plot is fantastic. The vampire prison break idea was entertaining and very easy to read. I loved the world building. I felt part of the story as I read through this.
If you’re a fan of steampunk, vampires, and unique characters, you should check out Prince of the MidWest.
Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Abi has been a writer all her life but is a mentor at heart. When she is not writing, you can find her slaying enemies online or hunting for the next bohemian adventure. She has published works of fiction, poetry, academia, and even won awards for her short stories in science fiction and horror.
Abi is also a proud mom of two…ferrets! She live streams on Twitch where you can enjoy her terrible gaming skills and join the live discussion. She works part-time as a freelance ghostwriter, editor, and audiobook narrator, hoping to one day make these passions her full-time job. She currently resides in Kansas.
She is one of nine children–all who share the creative spark.
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