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Burning Shadows

Burning Shadows

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

St. Germain (Volume 23)

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Tor Books



Two decades strong, the Saint-Germain cycle is one of the most compelling works of dark fantasy and horror of our age. Historically accurate, these deeply emotional novels have a devoted readership.

In Burning Shadows, Yarbro looks at the legendary Huns from the perspective of the people who faced the brunt of their attacks. The vampire Saint-Germain seeks sanctuary at an isolated monastery, unwilling to abandon the hundreds of terrified villagers he has led in flight from the Huns. A few Roman soldiers and some village Watchmen are the monastery's defense force—and they are undermined by the religious fervor of some of the monks, who argue that since everyone's fate is in God's hands, it is foolish to defend themselves. In the hothouse atmosphere of the high-walled monastery, Saint-Germain must take special care when slaking his vampire thirst, for discovery of his True Nature will result in his True Death.

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Praise for Burning Shadows

“Meticulously researched period fiction that touches on the supernatural world of her vampire hero but speaks to the humanity that lies so precariously on everyone.” —Library Journal online on Borne in Blood

“Meticulous attention to historic detail and vivid writing bring an ancient era to life. This book should be savored like fine wine.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Roman Dusk

“This is no ordinary bloodsucker, and his adventures across history are as compelling as ever. Fans of historical fiction and vampire tales alike should be enthralled.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews TOP PICK! (4 ½ stars) on States of Grace

“Quinn Yarbro is one of our finest writers and craftpersons, 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

“A heady, intoxicating blend of historical fiction and subtle horror. The love scenes display the same lush sensuality for which Anne Rice's vampire fiction is known.” —VOYA on Communion Blood

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

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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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