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Inhaltsangabe: Saint-Germain must defend the lands and memory of Olivia Clemens, his Imperial Roman love, from the machinations of 17th century Romans who want to wrest control of the estate from Olivia's loyal, and long-lived, servant.
Rezension: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's regal vampire Ragoczy, the Count Saint-Germain, crushes our perceptions of the stereotypical bloodsucking, murderous vampire. Unlike his undead brethren Dracula and Lestat, Saint-Germain values life, and he is the very paradigm of humanity and tenderness.
In his long and sometimes overwhelmingly lonely life, Ragoczy has lived through France's 14th-century Black Plague (Blood Roses), Ivan the Terrible's bloody reign (Darker Jewels), and the First World War (Writ in Blood). In Communion Blood, Count Saint-Germain travels from Transylvania to Rome to help out a distressed friend. It is the 17th century, a time when the pope had absolute power, and his "Little House," (The Inquisition), was a law unto itself. A vampire would be viewed as the ultimate heretic, but Saint-Germain puts his own fears aside as he offers legal advice and support to his good friend and fellow undead Niklos Aulirios, who is involved in a bitter legal dispute.
For over 1,300 years, Niklos was the faithful manservant of Olivia Clemens, until she died the True Death. Although she bequeathed everything to Niklos in her will, a young German, Ahrent Julius Rothofen, has challenged the will. He claims to be a relative of Olivia's late husband, but the vampires know this "husband" was purely fictitious. Rothofen also happens to be part of Archbishop Siegfried Walmund's entourage, a powerful allegiance of men who use the church to further their political ambitions and personal wealth. These are not men to vex, particularly if one happens to be a vampire.
As she has done so well throughout her series, Yarbro weaves Saint-Germain's personal dramas into a larger historical picture. We learn much about the complicated politics and religious divisions of 17th-century Europe, and we are treated to a fascinating snapshot of the music, arts, and fashions of the era. This is all laced with enough horror, supernatural intrigue, and erotic vampire sex to remind us that Saint-Germain, despite his humanity, is really not of the natural world. --Naomi Gesinger
Titel: Communion Blood: A Novel of Saint-Germain
Verlag: Tor Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP86523475
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3490806
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP83661434
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2686262896
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9598425
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312867948I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312867948I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312867948I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. VG Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1603030976
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2000. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good +. St. Germain Series #12. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 329421