4 star review of Steel Victory by J.L. Gribble


Steel Victory

Author:  J. L. Gribble

Publication Date:  July 15, 2015

Genre:  Alternate History, Coming of Age, Paranormal


One hundred years ago, the vampire Victory retired from a centuries-long mercenary career. She settled in Limani, the independent city-state acting as a neutral zone between the British and Roman colonies on the New Continent.

Twenty years ago, Victory adopted a human baby girl, who soon showed signs of magical ability.

Today, Victory is a city councilwoman, balancing the human and supernatural populations within Limani. Her daughter Toria is a warrior-mage, balancing life as an apprentice mercenary with college chemistry courses.

Tomorrow, the Roman Empire invades.

My Review:

4/5 Stars!

Steel Victory is a unique and entertaining novel that crosses several genres – alternate history, coming of age, sci-fi and paranormal.

The world is in a post-apocalyptic era after a nuclear war destroyed much of the world.  Twenty years ago, Victory, a vampire, adopted a human baby, Toria.  Toria has magical powers.  Now, Victory is trying to lead her city, while Toria is a warrior protecting the land and going to college.

There is a invasion, political upheaval and and uprising putting so much in jeopardy.

What really excels in this book are the characters.  They have a depth that makes them intriguing.  Gribble writes with ease and the book moves along quickly without missing something important.

An intriguing, entertaining genre-bending novel.


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