Dark of the Sun
The eruption/explosion of Krakatoa could be heard thousands of miles away. Islands were flooded, ships and seaports destroyed. The volcanic ash and dust thrown into the air caused crop failures and a bone-chilling winter. Throughout the world, people panicked, blaming gods or devils for their troubles. The vampire Saint-Germain, trading peacefully in Asia, is as threatened as anyone by the eruption. Starving humans cannot be tapped for their blood; women living in fear of the supernatural rarely welcome vampire lovers; and wealthy foreigners are easy targets. With hunger gnawing at his breast, Saint-Germain and his faithful manservant, accompanied by a female shaman and her nomadic tribe, make their way slowly toward Europe, hoping to find safety in the West.
- Hardback | 460 pages
- 157.5 x 233.7 x 40.6mm | 793.8g
- 30 Nov 2004
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has created the most remarkable and original vampire since Bram Stoker's Dracula."--"The Midwest Book Review" "Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain novels are probably the best series of vampire novels ever written." --"The Hartford Courant" "Quinn Yarbro is one of our finest writers and craftpersons, incapable of a slack paragraph, or a fuzzy thought. Everything is perfectly focused, everything is expertly accomplished. And the Count remains a vibrantly original character, one of the greatest contributions to the horror genre. --Peter Straub "Any book by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is a keepsake; any new book by her is a must read."--"West Coast Review of Books"
About Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is the author of more than twenty novels of the life and times of the Count Saint-Germain and other vampires, including Night Blooming, Midnight Harvest, A Feast in Exile, and the classic Hotel Transylvania. She has also written novels in a wide variety of other genres, including SF, fantasy, mystery, horror, western, and young adult adventure.