Synopses & Reviews
Blending the dark eroticism of the vampire with suspenseful adventure in history's most exotic locales, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's acclaimed Saint-Germain epic is a unique, enduring romantic saga. In the alluring tradition of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton, this is the classic tale that first introduces the tormented hero who has walked the earth throughout time, battling for honor...and love.
When young Madelaine de Montalia meets the toast of 1740s Paris courtly Le Comte de Saint-Germain they both know that they have found true passion. Even the revelation that Saint-Germain is an immortal vampire doesn't cause Madelaine to doubt her heart. She is certain that Saint-Germain is not a monster. Yet true evil does haunt Paris. Using their titled privilege to cover up sadistic rapes and fiendish murders, devil-worshiping nobles plot to seize convent-raised Madelaine. Now to save the woman he loves, the embattled Saint-Germain must confront an arcane, foul conspiracy...and the dark minions who wield the very powers of Hell.
"Readers hooked on Lestat would do well to investigate Saint-Germain." Kirkus Reviews
"[Saint-Germain is] a veritable Prince Charming of the darker arts." Publishers Weekly
"Yarbro's books continue to prove delectable." Library Journal
"Nobody does historical vampire fiction better." Laurell K. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Narcissus in Chains
"Lushly written, erotic, and disturbing." Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood
"Saint-Germain is just as fresh as the day Chelsea Quinn Yarbro introduced him to the world. The meticulously researched setting of Hotel Transylvania involves the reader as surely as the tale of Saint-Germain's struggle. Yarbro reminds us, in her sly way, that there are things on this earth far more evil than vampires." Charlaine Harris, author of Dead Until Dark
About the Author
A professional writer for more than thirty years, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has sold over seventy books, more than sixty works of short fiction, and more than two dozen essays and reviews. She also composes serious music. Her first professional writing, in 1961-2, was as a playwright for a now long-defunct children's theater company. By the mid-60s she had switched to writing stories and hasn't stopped yet. Divorced, she lives in her hometown Berkeley, California with two autocratic cats, Laetitia and Flannel. When not busy writing, she rides her Norwegian Fjord horse Pikku Hevonen or attends the symphony or opera.