States of Grace
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States of Grace

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Franzicco Ragoczy di Santo-Germano is a successful merchant in Venice. His lavish lifestyle and rumored cache of magnificent jewels have attracted the wrong sort of attention, and without Santo-Germano's noble--and papal--connections, he might be imprisoned, his property confiscated. Also under surveillance is the vampire's mistress, the lovely and talented musician Pier-Ariana Salier.
Elsewhere, Ragoczy's publishing business is being investigated by the Inquisition. Erneste van Amsteljaxter, a writer whose intelligence Ragoczy finds attractive, is tarred with the brush of heresy. Ragoczy is trying to help her, when he learns that Pier-Ariana has disappeared.
Back in Venice Santo-Germano finds that his fortune has been embezzled, and that he is accused of kidnapping, and possibly murdering, a young man who had been spying on the vampire and his mistress. Another spy has discovered Santo-Germano's true nature and intends to kill him before he can feast on all of Venice!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 340.2g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765313928
  • 9780765313928
  • 1,641,579

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"Yarbro is one of our finest writers and craft persons. And the Count remains a vibrantly original character, one of the greatest contributions to the horror genre." - Peter Straub."
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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.
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Rating details

239 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 28% (67)
4 36% (86)
3 27% (64)
2 4% (10)
1 5% (12)
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