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A Dangerous Climate: A Novel of The Count Saint-Germain

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

    Very good

    I was glad to find this book on your site the library in my city doesnot have a complete selection pf Yarbro's books. it was an interesting book about the building of St. Petersburg in Russiaand the adventures of my favorite vampire.

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  • Posted December 14, 2008

    A Dangerous Climate -- Only for the Readers

    Having read many of the Saint-Germain novels, I began this book with mixed feelings. Would it be as exciting and vivid as "Blood Games" and "Tempting Fate" or would it be flat and sluggish as "Come Twilight" and "Better in the Dark"? Unfortunately, it was the latter. The characters were lackluster, including the usually intense Saint-Germain. The plot was a mere thread, sometimes so thin as to be transparent. Even the inter-chapter letters, which, in other novels, added to the knowledge of the reader without having to add to the narration, were tedious. The motivations of the characters were under-developed even when those motivations were mentioned. In short, I felt this book was one long conversation, the participants of which changed as the locations changed. I never "saw" the characters clearly, never was intrigued by the little action that took place, and was disappointed by the blandness of the usually vibrant main character. It was like watching a play through a fog bank. Only one aspect of the book was in keeping with the character of Saint Germain: the intense sensuality of his "feeding". This alone has the richness of description and emotion that I had come to associate with all aspects of Ms. Yabro's best Saint Germain stories. I can't recommend this book to any one who has enjoyed the other novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2008

    DANGEROUS CLIMATE is Chelsea Quinn Yarbro at her outstanding best

    In 1704 vampire Count Saint-Germain is in Saint Petersburg, which is being built by Russian laborers under the direction of elite European specialists. Saint-Germain directs the construction of machinery to drain the marshes so that building can commence. He is to observe and report all that is going on in the city to the King of Poland. ---------------- Saint-Germain is pretending to be the missing Arpad Arco-Tolvay. Zozia, who is the real Arpad¿s wife, pretends to be a married to Saint-Germain so as a couple they can fit in easier with the horde of other foreign nationals flooding the construction site. She has her own orders from Poland¿s king to carry out. They are there less than a week when Saint-Germain is attacked and left for dead. A second assault affirms what he already knew that someone wants him dead, but he has no idea as to who or why as he has not been around long enough to have made enemies. More troubles follow when Lajos Rogoczi arrives insisting that Saint-Germain is dead and as such he owns the properties in Russia. Saint-Germain has to prove Lajos is a lying imposter without giving away his identity.---------- Reading about Saint Petersburg being built on top of a swamp is fascinating as politicians and their retinue arrives allegedly as a display of diplomatic support to the Tsar, but in actuality to spy on the Russians and one another. Saint-Germain is his usual urbane self even when he allows Zozia to order him around. A DANGEROUS CLIMATE is Chelsea Quinn Yarbro at her outstanding best as the thirty-seven hundred years old vampire, star of a zillion novels, is caught in quite a conundrum.---------- Harriet Klausner

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