In the unsettled time when Imperial Rome totters on the brink of collapse, the vampire Ragoczy Germainus Sanct' Franciscus—the Count Saint-Germain—finds himself targeted by a corrupt Roman official and accused of bribery, tax evasion, and treason.
The storm that hovers over the vampire grows darker when he is accused of corrupting Ignatia, a young virgin. Her brother, a zealous covert to the new religion of Christianity, threatens to purify Saint-Germain with fire. And fire can destroy even the undead.
In The News
“Ranks among the best vampire tales around. Fans of historical fiction and vampire tales alike should be enthralled.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews Top Pick, 4 ½ stars, on States of Grace
“The most remarkable and orignial vampire since Bram Stoker's Dracula.” —The Bookwatch (Midwest Book Review)