OVERRIDE

States of Grace

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

St. Germain

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Tor Books

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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PART IPIER-ARIANA SALIER


Text of a letter from Marcantonio Rosseli, apothecary in Verona, to his cousin, Pier-Ariana Salier in Venezia, delivered by private messenger ten days after it was written.

To the daughter of my aunt Gioella, of revered memory, Marcantonio Rosseli sends his most faithful greetings, and his congratulations on your securing the patronage of the eminent foreigner, Conte Franzicco Ragoczy di Santo-Germano, and the hope that neither you nor he will have cause to regret the association.You tell me he has secured you a casetta near San Zaccaria, and that you
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Praise for States of Grace

"Rewarding. Subtle intrigue plus details of daily life, publishing and music will keep fans turning the pages."--Publishers Weekly on States of Grace

"Among the best vampire tales around. Saint-Germain is no ordinary bloodsucker, and his adventures across history are compelling Yarbro's impeccable research brings Reformation Europe vividly to life.Yarbro skillfully builds plot and character through the interpretations of minor characters, both friends and enemies. Fans of historical fiction and vampire tales alike should be enthralled."--Romantic Times BookClub Magazine Top Pick, 4 ½ stars on States of Grace

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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.
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Greg Preston
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States of Grace

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

St. Germain

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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