In the Face of Death [NOOK Book]

Overview

Madelaine de Montalia, the main character in "Out of the House of Life" in Yarbro's popular Saint-Germain vampire series, once again has her own book, set in America 1847-65. Born in France in 1724, beautiful and intelligent, she chooses to live among the Indians and record their culture, traditions and knowledge. In 1855 San Francisco she meets and falls in love with William T. Sherman, ex-Army officer now running a bank. Sherman is married, with children; and their affair must end. She is among the Choctaw in ...
See more details below
In the Face of Death

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.95
BN.com price

Overview

Madelaine de Montalia, the main character in "Out of the House of Life" in Yarbro's popular Saint-Germain vampire series, once again has her own book, set in America 1847-65. Born in France in 1724, beautiful and intelligent, she chooses to live among the Indians and record their culture, traditions and knowledge. In 1855 San Francisco she meets and falls in love with William T. Sherman, ex-Army officer now running a bank. Sherman is married, with children; and their affair must end. She is among the Choctaw in Georgia when the Civil War breaks out. But what will happen, now that Sherman commands the armies that are marching directly toward her home?
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Kristine Huntley
...Madelaine de Montalia)...leaves her home in London to travel to the U.S. to write a book about Indians in the mid-1800s. The country is inching toward civil war when Madelaine meets William Tecumseh Sherman, a senior officer at her bank in San Francisco. The two are immediately drawn to one another.... Circumstance separates them when Madelaine heads off to study Indian tribes...but they are fated to meet again. An engaging blend of historical fiction and romance.
Anonymous Reviewer
Aficionados of Yarbro's long-running Saint-Germain series (Blood Roses, etc.) will find this related novel to their liking, though its female point of view lends a different emphasis and emotional texture.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000088784
  • Publisher: Hidden Knowledge
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 416,971
  • File size: 2 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2004

    'Savor it'

    Another dark, delicious and delectable novel by one of the few authors whose books I make a point of pre-ordering so I can have them as close to the release date as possible, this one being no exception. In her latest Madelaine adventure (a spin-off series from the Count Saint-Germain novels), Yarbro not only creates stirring and vivid imagery of one of the most horrendous times in American History, but adds her own unique brand of charm and insight by inviting the reader into the head of the main character via almost fifty years of journal entries. The POV is so strong, it¿s almost as if you¿re watching a documentary you can¿t take your eyes off of for a single moment. In this story, Madelaine de Montalia, a relatively `young¿ vampire and one of Saint-Germain¿s Blood, leaves England to visit America in order to study Native Americans, the research taking place during the Civil War. That plot serves more or less as a backdrop for the continuing romance between her and an actual historical figure and that aspect alone adds a rather unique flavor to this story, mingling fact and fantasy in a convincing way few authors can. If you¿re as big a fan of Saint-Germain as I am, you¿ll be extremely pleased by his brief appearance at the end of the novel, but his presence is felt throughout the entire book, partly due to Madelaine¿s many references to him in her journals and several mentions of him throughout the dialogue. However, none of that takes away from the fact that this book is centered in and around Madelaine and her struggles with the love, loss and pain that a long `life¿ can bring. Once you get this novel in your hands, you won¿t want to let it go until the very last sentence. In the words of Madelaine herself, ¿..¿savor it¿.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 10, 2013

    This is one of the best works by Ms. Yarbro. I have read many o

    This is one of the best works by Ms. Yarbro. I have read many of her books, and I would say that it is most accessible and enjoyable of her books, being set in 19th century America. Sometimes it is hard to develop a rapport with the character's relationships in her books. It seems that the partnerships involving Saint-Germaine are so often unequal. He seldom finds even fleeting happiness. I admire his morality and his appreciation for the shortness of life. His philosophy has been embraced by one of his great followers, Madelaine. She is sweet and passionate, and this relationship with Sherman is a haven and a refuge for these lonely lovers. The excellent historical setting is, as always , an added bonus.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2003

    An unusual perspective...

    Madelaine de Montalia, vampiress lover of Yarbro's Saint Germaine, journeys to pre Civil War America to discover and record the Native American culture. This quest will bring her more than she bargained for; an adulterous love affair with a man seen by some as a hero, and by others as a villain worse than any vampire, Tecumseh Sherman. This mortal inflames a passion unknown to Madelaine, but she knows the love is doomed. He is mortal, and married. Yet, this love will haunt her, even decades later. ................ ** Told in both first and third person, this novel stands alone. The style is not unlike that of Anne Rice's LeStat and offers an unusual perspective on the Civil War, that of the Indian. That facet alone might intrigue readers interested in history. **

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)