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Posted May 15, 2012
This is a wonderful book, like the rest of the St Germain series
This is a wonderful book, like the rest of the St Germain series. However, the ebook is nigh on unreadable.
It appears every soft-hyphen from the printed edition has made it into the ebook as a hard hyphen. As a result, there are twelve incorrect hyphens just in the first two paragraphs of the author's introduction. The rest of the book is no different.
I recommend to get the printed version instead.
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Posted December 9, 2008
Well written Saint-Germain tale
<P>Early in the seventh century, a religious upheaval in his part of Hispania compels Sanct' Germain (Saint-Germain), accompanied by his loyal servant Rogerian, to flee to the nearby mountains. The nasty wintry weather forces the two undead to take shelter in Mont Calcius, a village with one occupant. Apparently, the villagers abandoned their homes leaving behind a pregnant Csimenae. Feeling sorry for the young woman, Sanct' Germain helps her give birth to a son. When a boar fatally injures Csimenae, he ignores his instincts and ironically saves her life by converting her into a vampire. <P>Over the ensuing centuries, Sanct' Germain learns one of history's more painful lessons that no good deed goes unpunished. Defying all of Sanct' Germain's warnings on survival, Csimenae becomes a mother to a vampire horde that heeds her every word as if she were a goddess. Realizing the danger to his kind, Sanct' Germain knows he must stop Csimenae before she exposes the existence of vampires to the fundamentally religious right and the supernaturally fearful masses. <P>COME TWILIGHT, the latest Germain tale, is quite insightful when it provides a rapid but scintillating look at Spain between the seventh and twelfth centuries. Sanct' Germain retains his charm when he enables the audience to focus on the upheavals in Spain. Csimenae is a spry character who enhances Sanct' Germain's personality during their mentor-student relationship. However, when conflict enters the story line, the tale seems to lose some of its momentum. Sanct' Germain fans will bite into this well written novel in one sitting, but other readers will believe that long running vampire series seem to need some blood donations. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 25, 2011
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