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Commedia della Morte

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

St. Germain

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Tor Books

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's modern classic, Hotel Transylvania, introduced the Count Saint-Germain and his beloved, Madelaine de Montalia. The Count is one of the most critically acclaimed vampire characters ever created, with dedicated fans who have followed his adventures through more than twenty novels, dozens of short stories, and thousands of years of human history. But of all the women the Count has loved, the most popular is the beautiful, ever-youthful Madelaine.

In Commedia della Morte, Saint-Germain learns that Madelaine—now a vampire—has been arrested by France's Revolutionary Tribunal and is soon to lose her head. Desperate to rescue her, the Count sneaks into France with a troupe of actors led by the glamorous Photine, who soon becomes Saint-Germain's mistress. Photine's teenage son, driven by jealousy and revolutionary fervor, betrays the Count. Now Saint-Germain's life, as well as Madelaine's, hangs in the balance, in this darkly romantic historical vampire novel.

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“I need you to do this for me. If you don’t leave in the morning, the opportunity will be lost, and neither of us will be secure here,” Madelaine de Montalia said to Theron Heurer with growing emotion; she made herself speak softly in case one of the newly arrived Revolutionary Guards was listening outside the door. “Go while the safe conduct is valid. If you wait—”
“But I don’t want to leave you—because those damned Revolutionary Guards are here. I don’t like the look of them. Worse than gutter-scum. Those men are
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Praise for Commedia della Morte

Praise for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro:

“The characters are richly described, and the way of life for the nobility and court are brought to life… A must-read.”
Booklist on An Embarrassment of Riches

“Yarbro's compelling prose and meticulously researched setting combine effectively for a vivid historical tale."
Publishers Weekly on An Embarrassment of Riches

“You might compare Yarbro’s style to Anne Rice in her vampire tales, where the plot is character driven. The book is intriguing.”
Shelf Life (London, Ontario) on Borne in Blood

“A darkly poetic blend of historical fiction, erotic romance, and literary horror. One of the beauties of Yarbro’s Saint-Germain saga is that every novel is basically a stand-alone story. Those looking for a highly intelligent, tastefully understated erotic horror will be absolutely blown away.”
BookPage on Roman Dusk
Praise for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro:

“The characters are richly described, and the way of life for the nobility and court are brought to life… A must-read.”
Booklist on An Embarrassment of Riches

“Yarbro's compelling prose and meticulously researched setting combine effectively for a vivid historical tale."
Publishers Weekly on An Embarrassment of Riches

“You might compare Yarbro’s style to Anne Rice in her vampire tales, where the plot is character driven. The book is intriguing.”
Shelf Life (London, Ontario) on Borne in Blood

“A darkly poetic blend of historical fiction, erotic romance, and literary horror. One of the beauties of Yarbro’s Saint-Germain saga is that every novel is basically a stand-alone story. Those looking for a highly intelligent, tastefully understated erotic horror will be absolutely blown away.”
BookPage on Roman Dusk

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

  • CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO has been nominated for the Edgar, the World Fantasy, and the Bram Stoker Awards. She has been named a Grand Master of the World Horror Convention and a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild. Author of many novels of horror, dark fantasy, mystery, and more, Yarbro lives in Berkeley, California.
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    Commedia della Morte

    A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

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    Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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