Burning Shadows: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Cover Artist: La Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominquess Ingress
The Monastery of San Paolo ad Albano by Gaspare Vanitelli
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765319821
Date: 08 December 2009
List Price $27.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Two decades strong, the Saint-Germain cycle is one of the most compelling works of dark fantasy and horror of our age.† Historically accurate, these deeply emotional novels have a devoted readership.†
In Burning Shadows, Yarbro looks at the legendary Huns from the perspective of the people who faced the brunt of their attacks. The vampire Saint-Germain seeks sanctuary at an isolated monastery, unwilling to abandon the hundreds of terrified villagers he has led in flight from the Huns. A few Roman soldiers and some village Watchmen are the monastery's defense forceóand they are undermined by the religious fervor of some of the monks, who argue that since everyone's fate is in God's hands, it is foolish to defend themselves.¬† In the hothouse atmosphere of the high-walled monastery, Saint-Germain must take special care when slaking his vampire thirst, for discovery of his True Nature will result in his True Death.
(Source: Tor Books)
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