Commedia Della Morte

Commedia Della Morte : A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's modern classic vampire novel "Hotel Transylvania" introduced the Count Saint-Germain and his beloved, Madelaine de Montalia. The Count is one of the most critically acclaimed vampire characters ever created, with dedicated fans who have followed his adventures through thousands of years of human history. Of all the women the Count has loved, the most popular is the beautiful, ever-youthful Madelaine. In "Commedia della Morte", Saint-Germain learns that Madelaine - now a vampire - has been arrested by France's Revolutionary Tribunal and is soon to lose her head. To rescue her, the Count sneaks into France with a troupe of actors led by the glamorous Photine, Saint-Germain's mistress. Photine's teenage son, driven by jealousy and revolutionary fervour, betrays the Count. Now Saint-Germain's life, as well as Madelaine's, hangs in the balance in this darkly romantic historical vampire novel.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 38.1mm | 476.27g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0765331047
  • 9780765331045
  • 885,318

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"The characters are richly described, and the way of life for the nobility and court are brought to life... A must-read." --Booklist on An Embarrassment of Riches"Yarbro's compelling prose and meticulously researched setting combine effectively for a vivid historical tale." --Publishers Weekly on An Embarrassment of Riches"You might compare Yarbro's style to Anne Rice in her vampire tales, where the plot is character driven. The book is intriguing." --Shelf Life (London, Ontario) on Borne in Blood"A darkly poetic blend of historical fiction, erotic romance, and literary horror. One of the beauties of Yarbro's Saint-Germain saga is that every novel is basically a stand-alone story. Those looking for a highly intelligent, tastefully understated erotic horror will be absolutely blown away." --BookPage on Roman Dusk The characters are richly described, and the way of life for the nobility and court are brought to life A must-read. "Booklist on An Embarrassment of Riches" Yarbro's compelling prose and meticulously researched setting combine effectively for a vivid historical tale. "Publishers Weekly on An Embarrassment of Riches" You might compare Yarbro's style to Anne Rice in her vampire tales, where the plot is character driven. The book is intriguing. "Shelf Life (London, Ontario) on Borne in Blood" A darkly poetic blend of historical fiction, erotic romance, and literary horror. One of the beauties of Yarbro's Saint-Germain saga is that every novel is basically a stand-alone story. Those looking for a highly intelligent, tastefully understated erotic horror will be absolutely blown away. "BookPage on Roman Dusk"" "The characters are richly described, and the way of life for the nobility and court are brought to life... A must-read."--"Booklist "on" An Embarrassment of Riches ""Yarbro's compelling prose and meticulously researched setting combine effectively for a vivid historical tale."--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Embarrassment of Riches ""You might compare Yarbro's style to Anne Rice in her vampire tales, where the plot is character driven. The book is intriguing."--"Shelf Life" (London, Ontario) on "Borne in Blood ""A darkly poetic blend of historical fiction, erotic romance, and literary horror. One of the beauties of Yarbro's Saint-Germain saga is that every novel is basically a stand-alone story. Those looking for a highly intelligent, tastefully understated erotic horror will be absolutely blown away."--"BookPage" on "Roman Dusk" Praise for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: "The characters are richly described, and the way of life for the nobility and court are brought to life... A must-read."--"Booklist "on" An Embarrassment of Riches ""Yarbro's compelling prose and meticulously researched setting combine effectively for a vivid historical tale."--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Embarrassment of Riches ""You might compare Yarbro's style to Anne Rice in her vampire tales, where the plot is character driven. The book is intriguing."--"Shelf Life" (London, Ontario) on "Borne in Blood ""A darkly poetic blend of historical fiction, erotic romance, and literary horror. One of the beauties of Yarbro's Saint-Germain saga is that every novel is basically a stand-alone story. Those looking for a highly intelligent, tastefully understated erotic horror will be absolutely blown away."--"BookPage" on "Roman Dusk" Praise for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: "The characters are richly described, and the way of life for the nobility and court are brought to life... A must-read."--"Booklist "on" An Embarrassment of Riches""Yarbro's compelling prose and meticulously researched setting combine effectively for a vivid historical tale."--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Embarrassment of Riches""You might compare Yarbro's style to Anne Rice in her vampire tales, where the plot is character driven. The book is intriguing."--"Shelf Life" (London, Ontario) on "Borne in Blood""A darkly poetic blend of historical fiction, erotic romance, and literary horror. One of the beauties of Yarbro's Saint-Germain saga is that every novel is basically a stand-alone story. Those looking for a highly intelligent, tastefully understated erotic horror will be absolutely blown away."--"BookPage" on "Roman Dusk"show more

About Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO has been nominated for the Edgar, the World Fantasy, and the Bram Stoker Awards. She has been named a Grand Master of the World Horror Convention and a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild. Author of many novels of horror, dark fantasy, mystery, and more, Yarbro lives in Berkeley, California.show more

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172 ratings
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5 37% (64)
4 36% (62)
3 19% (33)
2 7% (12)
1 1% (1)
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