Nightfall is a YA fantasy series by Elena May.
Book One, Kingdom of Ashes
Myra never witnessed the Nightfall. She has only heard stories from the eldest among them; tales of the Old World and of the scientists who invented the WeatherWizard—a technological innovation that controls the weather. Unfortunately, the device also gave an ambitious vampire prince the means to cover the world in impenetrable clouds, allowing his armies to crawl out of their caves and conquer all.
Vampires rule over the New World, breeding humans for food. After fifty years of guerrilla warfare, the Resistance is fading, its supplies dwindling. They must rally and succeed—and soon—or all hope of restoring human civilization will be lost.
When Myra goes on a desperate mission to help the Resistance, she ends up a captive in the vampires’ palace. With time running out, she must find a way to stop Prince Vladimir, and every wrong step leads to the death of innocents. Her battle abilities prove useless, but Myra discovers she has another skill that can give her an edge over her captors. Now, Myra must defeat the vampire leader at a power game he has been playing for almost two millennia.
Book Two, Men and Monsters
The stakes have risen. For fifty years, Prince Vladimir has tolerated the Resistance, but now they threaten what he holds dear. The vicious vampire will no longer hold back. A plan he has been working on for decades will finally reveal itself and entangle everyone standing on the way.
For the first time after the Nightfall, the Resistance holds a true bargaining chip. For the first time, they have a chance to tip the scales of the war and ensure humanity’s survival. But Myra has made a promise, and breaking it will destroy all that is human in her. She is loyal to the Resistance, but nothing is black and white. Long-buried secrets emerge, showing her that vampires can be more honorable than humans, and humans can be more monstrous than beasts.
A desperate nobleman, fighting to save a doomed culture. A reclusive poet, choosing art over immortality. A vampire, rejecting her raw nature. Past and present weave together in an action-packed tale of power games, a hopeless fight for survival, and the indestructible human need to create art.
Book Three, Throne of Blood, is coming on June 21st, 2021
The Resistance called him a monster. And Vladimir never denied who he was: a beast, who had turned the world into his ghastly kingdom of ashes and blood. But in their blind vengeance, the Resistance forgot that he was the least of many evils, and darker forces lurked in the shadows. And now, in a bitter twist of fate, the wicked vampire is the only one who can save humankind.
But it might be too late—he has unleashed an unstoppable horror, and before he can face her, he must confront the sorrows of his own blood-soaked history. Layers of forgotten tales peel off one by one, revealing a rotten core—none of the vampires’ deeds is worse than what humans had done to each other, time and again.
When multiple vampire factions across Europe, Asia, and Africa rise up and clash over conflicting ambitions, bonds of friendship shatter, loved ones turn to traitors, and mortal enemies unite under a common cause. Strange forces surface from the distant past, vampires of the ancient world emerging out of myth and legend, turning the tides of war in unpredictable directions. Vladimir and his reluctant allies plunge into a mad rush across the globe to stop the world from falling into an eternal night darker and bloodier than the Nightfall has ever been.