Communion Blood A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

St. Germain

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Tor Books



Trade Paperback

480 Pages



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Communion Blood is another of Yarbro's popular Count Saint-Germain vampire novels.

Olivia Atta Clemens, Saint-Germain's love from the days of Imperial Rome, has died the True Death and left her lavish estates to her servant, Niklos Aurilios. But these properties have been claimed by a young noble who says he is the long-lost son of Olivia's dead husband.

Saint-Germain may not be able to convince a court of Niklos's rights without revealing Olivia's true nature—and also, therefore, his own.


Praise for Communion Blood

"Yarbro is one of our finest writers, incapable of a slack paragraph or a fuzzy thought. The Count remains a vibrantly original character, one of the greatest contributions to the horror genre."—Peter Straub

"[This novel presents] a finely wrought tapestry of lives in grim historical context. The author captures vividly the brutality and greed that powerful Romans hid behind a facade of elegance and piety. Those new to the Count, as well as his loyal admirers, will enjoy this richly textured tale of political intrigue spiced with hot blood."—Publishers Weekly

"Yarbro's latest installment featuring her compassionate and sophisticated vampiric hero offers a rich, detailed look at a complex time in Europe's history."—Library Journal

"Communion Blood is a heady, intoxicating blend of historical fiction and subtle horror. Yarbro expertly mixes historical figures with fictional characters, painting a vibrant picture of 17th-century Rome in all of its power, grandeur, and decadence."—Voice of Youth Advocates

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"Actually," Ferenc Ragoczy, Abbe of Sanct' Parasceva and Count Saint-Germain, went on as he strolled down the length of the old-fashioned atrium at Senza Pari on the outskirts of Roma, "Olivia would probably have issued stern orders rather than have pleaded with me." The pain of speaking her name had faded but was not yet gone, and it showed in a slight tightening of his attractive, irregular features, and the momentary hesitation in his speech. "Of course I had to come, for her, as well as you. And she would have not accepted any delay; storms would have been
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  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

  • Born in Berkeley, California, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has worked as a cartographer, has read tarot cards and palms, and has composed music (all of which she continues to do). Her other books include Hotel Transylvania, Crusader's Torch, and The Palace.
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