States of Grace
Writer Erneste van Amsteljaxter, whose goodness inspires Santo-Germano, is threatened with the Inquisition. Pier-Ariana Salier, a musician who has been Santo-Germano's lover, loses her home and livelihood to an unscrupulous spymaster. Santo-Germano wishes to save and provide for both, but someone has embezzled much of his fortune and he has been accused of kidnapping a nobleman. To make matters worse, a spy has discovered the vampire's true nature and intends to kill him. Stretched to his limits, Santo-Germano must make most unpleasant choices in this powerful and passionate novel of religion and politics.
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 162.6 x 246.4 x 33mm | 589.68g
- 01 Sep 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Earns its place as a read that is at once historically enlightening as well as sinfully adventurous. The account of the vampire's life intertwined with Old World history will satisfy the appetite of the most thirsty adventure seeker. This is one vampire novel that will leave the reader wanting more. Humanity, kindness and wit all combine to make Yarbro's vampire a most convincing character."--"Rapport" on "Come Twilight""A wonderfully entertaining book."--Gahan Wilson in Realms of Fantasy on Come Twilight"Well-written and evocative with an exciting setting, this novel will thrill. Readers of the vampire genre unfamiliar with Saint-Germain would do well to discover this unusual, compelling creature of the night."--"Romantic Times Bookclub" on" Midnight Harvest""Yarbro's latest installment featuring her compassionate and sophisticated vampire hero offers a rich, detailed look at a complex time in Europe's history. With its appeal to both series followers and fans of period fantasy, this belongs in most major dark fantasy collections."--"Library Journal "on" Communion Blood""An intriguing historical, supernatural thriller/romance that is so genre blended it will effortlessly entertain lovers of all genres. Her characters come to life on the pages as they dance a deadly dance in the reader's mind. I would recommend this book to lovers of varied genres not limited to horror or romance but all-inclusive of the two, and anything in between."--"Midwest Book Review" on "Midnight Harvest""A bewitching tale. Once again Saint-Germain does not disappoint in his amazing devices and disguises. And once again, avid readers of the series have cause to hope that he will never know true death."--"The Washington Post" on" Come Twilight"
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" Dark of the Sun," "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.