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Saint-Germain Chronicles by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

[Hotel Transylvania]Hotel Transylvania: A Novel of Forbidden Love

"Set in and around Paris in 1743, Saint-Germain makes his first appearance in a story that blends history and fiction as Saint-Germain is pitted against Satanists to preserve Madelaine de Montalia from ruin." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Paperback Info: ISBN 044661100X, Warner Books, 1978

[The Palace]

The Palace

"Renaissance Florence provides the background for this story of the collapse of the artistic and literary life of the city after the death of San Germano's friend, Lorenzo the Magnificent, followed by the rise of the fanatical Savonarola." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Paperback Info: ISBN: 0446610992, Warner Books, 1980

[Blood Games]

Blood Games

"Beginning during the reign of Nero, Sanct' Germain finds his way through the political turmoil of the time, and becomes the lover of the incomparable Atta Olivia Clemens." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Order Info: ISBN 0312084412, 1980

[Path of the  Eclipse]

Path of the Eclipse

This saga takes Saint-Germain from China to India over the Himalayas. "Invading Mongols have created a political atmosphere of anti-foreign paranoia. The Count, with his Western appearance and odd ways, is subject to suspicion, so he leaves the capital in order to help an unusual woman. Chih-Yu is a young Warlord, desperate to save her people from the Mongol hordes. Ignored or rebuffed by the military authorities, she is ready to turn to one strange foreigner for aid... but her heart leads her to far more than she expects. After leaving China, Saint Germain has a brief stay at a lamasery in Tibet, where he meets a wise - and surprising - Master.... Prevented by the Mongol threat from travelling on in his journey to regain his Hungarian homeland, the vampire is forced to ask hospitality of an Indian Rajah. The Rajah places Saint Germain in the household of his eccentric and scholarly old maid sister, Padmiri. However, the Rajah's daughter, Tamasrajasi, is a power-hungry and bloodthirsty devotee of Kali, and things cannot remain peaceful for long." (summary from a review at Amazon.com)

Order Info: ISBN: 0812528107, 1981

[Tempting Fate]

Tempting Fate

"The Russian Revolution and the end of World War I sets in motion Saint-Germain's flight into Germany with his adopted daughter only to find tragedy on the streets of Munich as the Nazi party begins its rise to power." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Hardcover Info: ISBN: 0312790872, St. Martin's Press, 1982

The Saint-Germain Chronicles

"Five stories trace Saint-Germain's activities from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1980s." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Order Info: ISBN: 0671459031, 1983

[Darker  Jewels]

Darker Jewels

"Sent by the King of Poland to the Russian court of Ivan the Terrible, Saint-Germain is caught in the complex web of intrigue, and the emotional strife of his arranged marriage." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Order Info: ISBN 0312890311, St. Martin's Press, 1993

[Better in the  Dark]

Better in the Dark

"Washed ashore after a shipwreck near Lubeck in the tenth century, Saint-Germain owes his survival to the valiant Randegonda, and his near-destruction to her sister-in-law, Pentacoste." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Paperback Info: ISBN 0312859783, Tor Books, 1993

[Mansions of  Darkness]

Mansions of Darkness : A Novel of Saint-Germain

"Beginning in Peru, San Germanno becomes the lover of Acanna Tupac, one of the few remaining Incan nobility. When he falls under suspicion from the Church, he flees northward, finally arriving in Mexico where a terrible ordeal awaits him at the hands of the Dona Azul." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Paperback Info: ISBN 0312863829, Tor Books, 1996

[Writ in Blood]

Writ in Blood : A Novel of Saint-Germain

"A prequel to TEMPTING FATE, WRIT IN BLOOD reveals Saint-Germain's role in Czar Nicholas' attempt to stop World War I from beginning. From Russia to England, Saint-Germain's diplomatic mission brings him into the tangled mass of political connivances, and gains him the love of the rebellious young artist, Rowena Saxon." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Paperback Info: ISBN 0312864809, Tor Books, 1997

[Blood  Roses]

Blood Roses : A Novel of Saint-Germain

"Saint-Germain's pleasant life Provence in the mid-fourteenth century is ended by the arrival of the Black Plague. Driven north, he is forced to change his identity to that of a troubador in order to survive. " (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0312865295, St. Martins Press, 1998

[Communion  Blood]

Communion Blood

"Summoned to Rome by Niklos Aulirios, who is being sued for Olivia's estates, Saint-Germain enters into the cultural life of the Eternal City while doing his best to avoid the scrutiny of the ever-present Roman Inquisition." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Order Info: ISBN 031286793X, Tor Books, 1999

[Come  Twilight]

Come Twilight : A Novel of Saint-Germain

"Come Twilight begins in eastern Spain in the early 600s, when Saint-Germain makes a vampire of the headstrong Csimenae. In the next 140 years, as Spain is controlled first by the the Visigoths and then by Moors, Csimenae becomes a mother of vampires. Though he will regret it for centuries to come, Saint-Germain must act against her." Summary from Amazon.com

Order Info: ISBN 0312873301, Tor Books, 2000

[A Feast in Exile]

A Feast in Exile

"In Delhi at the end of the 14th century, Sanat Ji Mani witnesses the horrible sacking of the city by the forces of Timur-i Lenhk and is taken captive by the Turko-Mongol warlord. A providential escape with Tulsi Kil, a female acrobat, puts the two of them on their own in west-central India, struggling to stay alive." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Order Info: ISBN 0312878435, Tor Books, 2001

[Night  Blooming]

Night Blooming

"At the height of Karl-lo-Magne's power, Hiernom Rakoczy, Comes Sant' Germainius is summoned to Sant' Martin at Tours to help the monks there compile their atlases of the world beyond the old Roman Empire. It is there that Rakoczy meets the albino Gynethe Mehaut, who suffers from stigmatic wounds in her hands, and who is regarded as a very spiritually dangerous person. Rakoczy's sympathy for her proscribed life leads them both into danger." (From Official Website)

Order Info: ISBN 0446529818, Aspect, 2002

[Midnight  Harvest]

Midnight Harvest

"From the Chronicles of Saint-Germain comes Book 16 in the long-running vampire series which brings the Dark Prince to California during the Great Depression. Fleeing Spain at the beginning of their Civil War, the vampire Saint-Germain arrives in Calif-ornia to reunite with the older and wiser Rowena Saxon, who is considering following the Dark Prince into an eternal life. Meanwhile, Saint-Germain is unaware that a ruthless assassin is pursuing him--one of the most charming killers ever to grace the page: Cenere. Unbelievably smooth and utterly inhumane, Cenere has trailed Saint-Germain across oceans and continents, killing anyone in his way, including those under Saint-Germain's protection. But will Saint-Germain finally awaken to the danger that threatens him before all he loves is lost?" (From Amazon.com)

Order Info: ISBN 0446532401, Aspect, 2003

[Dark of the  Sun]

Dark of the Sun : A Novel of Saint-Germain

"It is the 6th century of the common era. The vampire Saint-Germain, known in this time as Sangi-Ragozh, is peacefully doing business in Asia when, unknown to him-or anyone else in most of the world-Krakatoa explodes in a massive volcanic eruption. The island is nearly completely destroyed; tidal waves swamp harbors hundreds of miles away, ravaging trade ships and their cargoes; tons of ash and dirt are flung into the air.

In the months to come, the world grows colder and darker as the massive cloud of dust and ash spreads across the globe, blocking sunlight. Sea trade is ravaged. Crops fail. Livestock, and then people, begin to starve. Disease spreads. Panic rises.

What has caused the sun to go dark? With his scientific bent, Sangi-Ragozh suspects a natural cause, but most people assume a supernatural explanation-and begin to seek supernatural remedies.

As always in times of trouble, foreigners-and the vampire is always a foreigner, wherever he travels-become targets. Fleeing toward the West, where he hopes to find safety and sanity, the vampire travels with a nomadic tribe led by Dukkai, a female shaman who soon becomes Sangi-Ragozh's lover-and main source of sustenance.

But Sangi-Ragozh's problems are far from over. His vampire nature is discovered by an enemy; he is separated from Dukkai and begins to starve; he has lost everything, including his last sack of his native soil.

With death no longer a distant possibility, Sangi-Ragozh desperately tries to reach sanctuary in the one place he truly belongs-his homeland, the country he first left centuries earlier.

A land we now call Transylvania." (Summary from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 076531102X, Tor Books, 2004
Paperback Info: ISBN 0765311038, Tor Books, 2004

[States of  Grace]

States of Grace : A Novel of the Count Saint Germain

"It is the time of the Reformation. Henry VIII's England moves toward schism; Luther's precepts spread through Europe even as the Inquisition strives to wipe out any hint of heresy.

Franzicco Ragoczy di Santo-Germano-the vampire Saint-Germain-is a successful merchant based 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 his mistress, the lovely and talented musician Pier-Ariana Salier.

In the Spanish Netherlands, Ragoczy's publishing business is being investigated by the Inquisition. Coming to the aid of his employees, Ragoczy becomes tarred with the brush of heresy, as does Erneste van Amsteljaxter, a writer whose intelligence Ragoczy finds attractive. Ragoczy does what he can to help her, but must return to Venice when he learns that his fortune there has been embezzled away and that Pier-Ariana has disappeared.

In Venice, things are worse than Santo-Germano expected. Not only has his money disappeared, so has a young man who had been spying on the vampire and his mistress. Santo-Germano is accused of kidnapping and perhaps murder. Another spy has discovered Santo-Germano's true nature and intends to kill him before he can feast on all of Venice!" (Summary from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0765313901, Tor Books, 2005

Roman Dusk

Roman Dusk: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

"Rome is crumbling. The child-emperor, Heliogabalus, diverts the Roman populace with parties, circuses, and celebrations, while his mother and grandmother jockey for power behind the scenes. The government is riddled with scandal and no business is conducted without bribes which grow ever larger. Religions joust for prominence, with factions of Christians seeking to overthrow the ancient Roman pantheon. Courtesans, once honored for their skills and protected by special guards, have become targets of opprobrium. The vampire Ragoczy Germanius Sanct' Franciscus, already subject to extra taxes and regulations because he is a foreigner, falls under the maleficent eye of Telemachus Batsho, a minor functionary who dreams of power and wealth. When Franciscus thwarts his attempts to extort ever-increasing sums from a young Roman of good birth, Batsho swears revenge. Franciscus finds his activities closely monitored and is accused of treason and conspiracy. His friends, threatened with similar scrutiny, abandon him to Batsho's mercies or urge him to leave the Eternal City.But Franciscus has many ties to Rome. He has taken under his protection a beautiful courtesan who was brutally beaten by the very men who should have been protecting her. She has been the vampire's sustenance for many months. Franciscus is also held in the city by the plight of the family Laelius. The Domina's health is failing despite the vampire's great medical skills; her son has converted to Christianity and rails against his mother's beliefs; her daughter Ignatia, who has sacrified her own life to care for her mother, realizes that when her mother dies, her fate will rest in the hands of her increasingly fanatical brother. Determined to claim pleasure for herself, Ignatia invites Franciscus's attentions, inflaming him with the power of her untapped sexuality. Unfortunately, they are not unobserved, and their simple yet powerful act of love sparks a conflagration that destroys Ignatia's family and nearly brings about the vampire's True Death." (Summary from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 076531391X, Tor Books, 2006

Borne in  Blood

Borne in Blood: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

"The year is 1817. In Switzerland, the Count Saint-Germain leads a comfortable life with his paramour Hero whose husband died fighting Napoleon. Saint-Germain's loving kindness cannot keep Hero from missing her children who are being raised by their hard-hearted grandfather.

The Count has become intrigued by the work of an Austrian noble investigating the properties of blood, a subject always of key interest to a vampire. But when the noble’s beautiful ward fixates sexually on the Count, the vampire fears for himself and his gentle lover." (Summary from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0765317133, Tor Books, 2007

Saint-Germain  Memoirs

Saint-Germain Memoirs

A collection of short Saint-Germain stories.

Paperback Info: ISBN 1934501018, Elder Signs Press, 2008

Madelaine de Montalia (Related Titles)

[Out of the  House of Life]

Out of the House of Life

"Tangential to the Saint-Germain cycle". "Madelaine de Montalia fulfills her dream of exploring the ruins of Egypt, aided by the information Saint-Germain provides her." (summary from the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro site)

Order Info: ISBN 0312890265, 1990

[In the Face  of Death]

In the Face of Death

"Madelaine de Montalia, the main character in "Out of the House of Life" in Yarbro's popular Saint-Germain vampire series, once again has her own book, set in America 1847-65. Born in France in 1724, beautiful and intelligent, she chooses to live among the Indians and record their culture, traditions and knowledge. In 1855 San Francisco she meets and falls in love with William T. Sherman, ex-Army officer now running a bank. Sherman is married, with children; and their affair must end. She is among the Choctaw in Georgia when the Civil War breaks out. But what will happen, now that Sherman commands the armies that are marching directly toward her home?" (from Amazon.com)

Paperback Info: ISBN 1932100296, Benbella Books, 2001

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