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 defence force - and they are undermined by the religious fervour 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.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 142.24 x 210.82 x 35.56mm | 408.23g
- 07 Jan 2010
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
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"Meticulous attention to historic detail and vivid writing bring an ancient era to life. This book should be savoured like fine wine." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) on ROMAN DUSK."
About Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has been nominated for the Edgar, the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker Awards.