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Publisher Comments:

Hailed as the prophesied messiah of the vampyre, Aleric seemed destined for glory — until, like many of his brethren, he was captured by the sorceress Enora. Imprisoned, he is now forced to fight in the arena for her amusement.

To end Enora's reign of terror, Aleric must escape and find the alchemist behind her power, though that may mean unleashing Pythia, the Lady of Serpents — Aleric's old enemy, the seductress who ended his mortal life. For she alone may hold the key to the survival not only of the vampyres, but also all of humankind.

Review:

"This second installment in Clegg's unfolding Vampyricon epic brims with the same dazzling invention and creative mythography as its predecessor, The Priest of Blood (2005). Aleric, the Breton falconer, returns as heir apparent to the vampire throne, but in a world vastly different since he breached the Veil separating the ordinary world from the world of the vampire myth stream. The 'lost century' he finds himself in after years of imprisonment in a silver-sealed well is a cruel, plague-ridden time where he and his un-dead companion, Ewen, are forced to fight gladiatorial battles against human and animal opponents. Old friends and enemies appear in new guises, and unforeseeable plot twists abound. Clegg's rich descriptions, ingenious variations on vampire lore and intriguing speculations on a secret history underlying our own make this an exuberantly imagined dark fantasy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"This second installment in Clegg's unfolding Vampyricon epic brims with the same dazzling invention and creative mythography as its predecessor, The Priest of Blood (2005). Aleric, the Breton falconer, returns as heir apparent to the vampire throne, but in a world vastly different since he breached the Veil separating the ordinary world from the world of the vampire myth stream. The 'lost century' he finds himself in after years of imprisonment in a silver-sealed well is a cruel, plague-ridden time where he and his un-dead companion, Ewen, are forced to fight gladiatorial battles against human and animal opponents. Old friends and enemies appear in new guises, and unforeseeable plot twists abound. Clegg's rich descriptions, ingenious variations on vampire lore and intriguing speculations on a secret history underlying our own make this an exuberantly imagined dark fantasy. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Well-drawn characters and a reasonably original alternate world boost the page-turning capacity for dark fantasy fans." Booklist

Synopsis:

To end an evil sorceress's reign, Aleric must find the alchemist behind her power, even if that means unleashing Pythia, the Lady of the Serpents, who is his old enemy and the seductress who ended his mortal life.

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About the Author

Douglas Clegg is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of several novels of dark fantasy, horror, and suspense, including The Machinery of Night, The Hour Before Dark, and The Abandoned.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441014385
Author:
Clegg, Douglas
Publisher:
Ace Hardcover
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
Vampyricon
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.28x6.32x1.02 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This second installment in Clegg's unfolding Vampyricon epic brims with the same dazzling invention and creative mythography as its predecessor, The Priest of Blood (2005). Aleric, the Breton falconer, returns as heir apparent to the vampire throne, but in a world vastly different since he breached the Veil separating the ordinary world from the world of the vampire myth stream. The 'lost century' he finds himself in after years of imprisonment in a silver-sealed well is a cruel, plague-ridden time where he and his un-dead companion, Ewen, are forced to fight gladiatorial battles against human and animal opponents. Old friends and enemies appear in new guises, and unforeseeable plot twists abound. Clegg's rich descriptions, ingenious variations on vampire lore and intriguing speculations on a secret history underlying our own make this an exuberantly imagined dark fantasy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This second installment in Clegg's unfolding Vampyricon epic brims with the same dazzling invention and creative mythography as its predecessor, The Priest of Blood (2005). Aleric, the Breton falconer, returns as heir apparent to the vampire throne, but in a world vastly different since he breached the Veil separating the ordinary world from the world of the vampire myth stream. The 'lost century' he finds himself in after years of imprisonment in a silver-sealed well is a cruel, plague-ridden time where he and his un-dead companion, Ewen, are forced to fight gladiatorial battles against human and animal opponents. Old friends and enemies appear in new guises, and unforeseeable plot twists abound. Clegg's rich descriptions, ingenious variations on vampire lore and intriguing speculations on a secret history underlying our own make this an exuberantly imagined dark fantasy. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Well-drawn characters and a reasonably original alternate world boost the page-turning capacity for dark fantasy fans."
"Synopsis" by , To end an evil sorceress's reign, Aleric must find the alchemist behind her power, even if that means unleashing Pythia, the Lady of the Serpents, who is his old enemy and the seductress who ended his mortal life.
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