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Based on a real, although mysterious, historical figure, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain Cycle should interest fans of historical fiction and vampire horror or romance or anyone who enjoys a well-written novel (and who doesn't?). Yarbro's fictional Saint-Germain is 3500 years old, from what is now Transylvania, isn't partial to running water or the sun, but isn't destroyed by them either (unless already seriously weakened) and runs around with native soil in his shoes. I enjoy Yarbro's attention to historical detail, as well as her mix of traditional and nontraditional vampire lore. Unlike some authors (yeah, I'm talking about YOU, Stephenie Meyer!) Yarbro creates her own vampire...dogma, I guess you might call it, while she is clearly familiar with vampire fiction from the 19th century, as well as other myths and legends that go even further back.

Chronologically, this series jumps all over the place, so I'm listing them in the order they were published first, and chronologically second. Yarbro has also written 2 other series about 2 of Saint-Germain's lovers, Atta Olivia Clemens and Madelaine de Montalia, both of whom were made vampires by Saint-Germain. I'm including those books on these lists, as well.


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1. Hotel Transylvania (1978)
2. The Palace (1978)
3. Blood Games: A historical horror novel set in Nero's Rome (1980)
4. Path Of The Eclipse: A Historical Horror Novel Set in the Far East (1981)
5. Tempting Fate (1982)
6. The Saint-Germain Chronicles (1983)
7. A Flame in Byzantium (1987, first in the Atta Olivia Clemens series)
8. Crusader's Torch (Olivia) (1988, second in the Atta Olivia Clemens series)
9. A Candle for d'Artagnan (1989, third in the Atta Olivia Clemens series)
10. Out of the House of Life: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (St. Germain) (1990, first in the Madelaine de Montalia series)
11. Darker Jewels: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (1993)
12. Better in the Dark: A Novel of Count Saint-Germain (1993)
13. The Vampire Stories of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1994)
14. Mansions of Darkness: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (St. Germain) (1996)
15. Writ In Blood: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (St. Germain) (1997)
16. Blood Roses: A Novel of Saint-Germain (1998)
17. Communion Blood: A Novel of Saint-Germain (1999)
18. Come Twilight (St. Germain) (2000)
19. A Feast In Exile (2001)
20. Night Blooming (2002)
21. Midnight Harvest (The chronicles of Saint-Germain) (2003)
22. Apprehensions and Other Delusions (2003)
23. Dark of the Sun: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (2004)
24. In the Face of Death: An Historical Horror Novel (Count Saint-Germain series) (2004, second in the Madelaine de Montalia series)
25. States of Grace: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (2005)
26. Roman Dusk: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (2006)
27. Borne in Blood: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (2007)
28. A Dangerous Climate: A Novel of The Count Saint-Germain (2008)
29. Saint-Germain: Memoirs [ST GERMAIN MEMOIRS] (2008)
30. Burning Shadows: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (St. Germain) (2009)


CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

1. Out of the House of Life (refers to Saint-Germain's life in Egypt, 1495-523 BC) #10 above
2. Dark of the Sun (refers to Saint-Germain's beginning in the Carpathian Mountains in 2119 BC and the beginning of his vampiric unlife between 2080 & 1949 BC) #23 above
3. Blood Games (Rome circa 68 BC) #3 above
4. Roman Dusk (Rome 218-220 BC) #26 above
5. Burning Shadows (Hungary and Romania, 430s) #30 above
6. Dark of the Sun (Shanghai, 536-545 AD) #23 above
7. A Flame in Byzantium (Atta Olivia Clemens, Constantinople, 546-551) #7 above
8. Come Twilight (Spain, circa 620) #18 above
9. Night Blooming (France, 796-804) #20 above
10. Better in the Dark (Germany, 939-940) #12 above
11. Crusader's Torch (Crusades, 1189-1214) #8 above
12. Path of the Eclipse (Far East, circa 1216) #4 above
13. Blood Roses (South of France, 1345-1388) #16 above
14. A Feast in Exile (India, 1398-1401) #19 above
15. The Palace (Renaissance Florence, 1490-1498) #2 above
16. States of Grace (Reformation, Venice & Amsterdam, 1530-1538) #25 above
17. Darker Jewels (Russia, 1533-1586) #11
18. The Saint-Germain Chronicles (short story “Spider Glass,” 1901, but references 1610) #6 above
19. A Candle for D'Artagnan (Atta Olivia Clemens, France, 1637-1673) #9 above
20. Mansions of Darkness (Peru & Mexico, 1642-1649) #14 above
21. Apprehensions and Other Delusions (short story "Intercession," 1647-1649) #22 above
22. Communion Blood (Rome, 1688-1698) #17 above
23. A Dangerous Climate (Russia, 1704-1706) #28 above
24. Hotel Transylvania (France, 1743-1744) #1 above
25. Borne in Blood (Europe 1817) #27 above
26. Out of the House of Life (Madelaine de Montalia, Egypt, 1824-1828) #10 above
27. In the Face of Death (Madelaine de Montalia, USA, 1845-1860) #24 above
28. The Vampire Stories of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (short story “A Question of Patronage,” 1871) #13 above
29. Writ in Blood (Russia, England, 1910-1912) #15 above
30. Tempting Fate (Russian Revolution and end of WWI, 1917-1928) #5 above
31. Midnight Harvest (mainly USA, 1936-1938) #21 above
32. The Saint-Germain Chronicles (4 stories that take place respectively in 1943, 1953, 1969 and 1977) #6 above
33. Saint-Germain: Memoirs (Ancient Greece to the present) #29 above
34. The Vampire Stories of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (short story “Advocates,” set in a future where vampires rule) #13 above

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