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The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles (Clockwork Vampire Chronicles #1-3)

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This volume contains all three books in the Clockwork Vampire Chronicles: Kell's Legend ~ Soul Stealers ~ Vampire Warlords

The land of Falanor is invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A small group set off to warn the king: Kell, ancient hero; his granddaughter, Nienna and her friend, Katrina; and the ex-Sword Champion of King Leanoric, Saark, disgraced after his aff
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Paperback, 896 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Angry Robot (first published January 1st 2012)
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Robert Aldrich
Jun 12, 2012 Robert Aldrich rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-finished
As an omnibus collection of three books (Kell's Legend, Soul Stealers, and Vampire Warriors) I was really hoping for more from this series, but only made it to page 50 of the first book before I decided to not read any further.

When I was in the bookstore, it was the awesome cover art that drew my eye, and then the large printed words of Clockwork Vampire caught my attention and I was very interested. Then and there I read the back print and then the author’s introduction. So when it all began co
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Nathan
Sep 16, 2014 Nathan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Can anyone say Legend?
Ана Хелс
Jun 06, 2016 Ана Хелс rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Омръзнало ли ви е от вампири, върколаци, зъбати феи, и всякаква друга свръхестествена гмеж, в която всяка спъната литературна кифла да се влюбва до смърт за някакви си пет минути взиране в дилатираните им зеници? И на мен така. Затова сега ще си говорим за един друг тип вампири, далеч по-близки до полу – животинския оригинал на Стокър или ордите изроди в истинската Аз съм легенда. Запознайте се с вампирите с часовников механизъм, които с радост ще ви изкормят, насилят, изпият, повърнат, и после ...more
Kurt Criscione
Jan 04, 2015 Kurt Criscione rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I'm stopping this early....

Its an alright book and there are tons of great action scenes and its really easy to get sucked into the story and keep going.... those are all great things. Now why would I stop reading?

This volume is an omnibus... I finished the first book and went right into the second and immediately a LOT of things changed. Characters weren't quite acting the same, talking the same.... they just weren't right. I thought I knew where the story was going and NOPE...we're gonna chang
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Mick
Oct 06, 2012 Mick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-fiction
Collecting Kell's Legend, Soul Stealers, Vampire Warlords (Clockwork Vampire Chronicles #3).

The basic synopsis: Kell, a retired war hero living in the city of Jalder, is dragged back into action alongside his grandaughter and a disgraced noble when their country is invaded by an army of half-vampire, half-machine montrosities. From then on, there's a lot of horror, death, and gore.

This series is a lot of fun. It's more like Gemmell than Tolkien (the comparisons between Druss and Kell are obvio
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Nathan
I feel kind of bad for giving this only two stars, because I enjoyed quite a bit of the book. Very neat blending of steam and fantasy, a decent protagonist, convincingly scary bad guys(with escalating scariness). And I don't think anyone grabbing something with a cover like this is looking for depth.

But. But. Stupid amount of sex scenes. Some unconvincing characters such as the daughter who is tough one chapter, jealous school girl in the next. Betrayals happen, but despite big talk betrayers ar
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Shane Kiely
Apr 06, 2014 Shane Kiely rated it really liked it
A bit rough round the edges. The prose is a bit overwritten on occasion. Some dialogue can be a tad bit clunky. Relatively major characters sort of fade out of the narrative without resolution (a major character from the first part/book (it's an omnibus) sort of gets pushed into the background in part/book 2, another one essentially disappears in part/book 3). But it has it's strengths the action is very well written & there's a good pile of it (if you're into that sort of thing). The charac ...more
Kate
Apr 06, 2012 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don't bother reading this book. There is a reason this author had to go with an independent publisher. The writing was stilted and choppy and in some places crude. I had no connection to the lead character. I tried reading the book and went several chapters in but there was no enjoyment and I had to put it in the "no go" pile. I regret the money I spent on it.
Lotus
Dec 14, 2014 Lotus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was great. Although reading it back to back really brought the repetitiveness out. But the idea is very unique , with a strong theme and great references about mechanics . This word play was very well thought out :*) & I loved the hint of steampunk.
Ann
Sep 09, 2012 Ann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solidly written martial scifi filled with journeys and battles. Keeps you reading. Decent characterization for the genre. Make sure to get the trilogy as the first two end with frustrating cliffhangers.
Jaq
Apr 14, 2014 Jaq rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my sort of holiday reading, full of battles, anti heroes and a quest or three. This reminds me of the tales Gemmell used to produce. Swords, sorcery and clockwork vampires - what is there not to love????
Tyler Counsellor
Only made it through the first book. Don't really plan on finishing it. Good ideas what with the clockwork vampires and the Clankers, but it's just written so...mediocre.
Mary
Jan 07, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! A wonderful adventure of war and redemption. Cogs, Blood, and Revenge. Could I ask for anything more?
Brandon Landers
Nov 08, 2013 Brandon Landers rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Poor character development, interesting story mired in unneeded sex and rape and pointless expletives finished of with atrings of deus ex machinas every few minutes. maybe for some, not for me.
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Andy Remic lives in Lincoln, UK, although his heart and viking soul belong to the Scottish mountains. Married with two children, Andy has a variety of esoteric and sometimes contrasting loves, including sword fighting, climbing, mountain biking, kick-boxing, Ducati motorcycles and retro-gaming. He recently wrote the computer version of his novel Biohell for the 48K Spectrum, in which many people a ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Clockwork Vampire Chronicles (3 books)
  • Kell's Legend (Clockwork Vampire Chronicles, #1)
  • Soul Stealers (Clockwork Vampire Chronicles #2)
  • Vampire Warlords (Clockwork Vampire Chronicles, #3)

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