Borne in Blood

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

St. Germain (Volume 21 of 29)

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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Borne in Blood is the landmark twentieth volume of the Saint-Germain cycle.  Historically accurate, these deeply emotional novels have a devoted readership.   

The year is 1817.  In Switzerland, the Count has become intrigued by the work of an Austrian noble who is investigating the properties of blood, a subject always of key interest to a vampire.  But when the noble’s beautiful young ward fixates sexually on the Count, the vampire fears that it is his blood the Austrian will be most interested in!

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Chapter 1
“Ah! Excellent! Excellent!” exclaimed Wallache Gerhard Winifrith Sieffert, Graf von Ravensberg, as he continued to draw blood into the glass syringe. “So glossy.” He lifted the syringe, pulling on the tubing connecting it to the subject so that the afternoon sunlight struck it with full brilliance, making brass fittings, glass, and blood shine. A complicated apparatus stood on the low table at his side, a device of his own invention, one of a dozen littering this third-floor room that von Ravensberg called his laboratory.

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“Saint-Germain is a compelling figure, more appealing than the modern vampires of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton.”--Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Saint-Germain is a cultured and compassionate figure, occupied with the spread of knowledge through publishing and the child custody struggles of his lover, Hero Corvosaggio.  [The relationship between] Saint-Germain and Hero is explored in fine-grained emotional as well as physical details.”--Publishers Weekly on Borne in Blood

“One of her finest.  Sensuous scenes are lush with language.  Meticulous attention to historic detail and vivid writing bring an ancient era to life.  Unlike most generic vampire novels that can be quaffed in a quick if entertaining gulp, this book should be savored like fine wine.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Roman Dusk


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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has been nominated for the Edgar, the World Fantasy, and the Bram Stoker Awards.  She has received the Knightly Order of the Brasov Citadel from the Transylvanian Society of Dracula and was the novelist Guest of Honor at the First World Dracula Congress in Romania. Recognizing her impact on the genre, the International Horror Guild named Chelsea Quinn Yarbro a Living Legend at the World Fantasy Convention in 2006.  In 2003, Yarbro was named a Grand Master at the World Horror Convention. Author of many novels of horror, dark fantasy, mystery, and more, Yarbro lives in Berkeley, CA. 

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Borne in Blood
A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765317148
ISBN10: 0765317141
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$17.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429996730
ISBN10: 1429996730
368 pages
$7.99
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