Burning Shadows: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Burning Shadows: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

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Overview


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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429971638
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Series: St. Germain , #23
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 601,964
  • File size: 367 KB

Meet the Author


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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  • Posted June 8, 2011

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    Not pop-horror

    With Burning Shadows Yarbro takes on a similar situation as she did with her last Saint Germain book. This time it's the time of the Huns, not the building of St. Petersburg. But the claustrophobic, desperate scene is the same. Trapped in a monastery with hundreds of refugees simply trying to survive the destructive nature of humanity (in this tale that's the role played by Attila the Hun as he rises to power) Saint Germain must balance his vampire nature with his desire to help others, while not drawing the suspicion of people who can't even trust each other.
    Yarbro's style of telling a story not by directly showing the story, but instead by setting a series of highly detailed, soulful scenes will charm some readers and infuriate others used to the more common paranormal tales that show sex and violence with the same passion as Yarbro treats history. One can't deny the time and effort and craft Yarbro puts into her characters and settings, bringing history and humanity alive like few others do. Recommended for libraries, especially those looking for different kinds of horror or who might be in less horror-friendly areas.

    Contains: mild language, alluded violence and gore

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Saint-Germain as a Secondary Character

    I liked the book and the time frame. I also enjoyed the story. But it felt like Saint-Germain was a secondary character, or maybe observer would be the better term. One of my favorite parts of the book was the chance to see Saint-Germain and Niklos working together.

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