The Saint-Germain Chronicles

Stories and novellas that range widely in time and place, from 18th century England to 20th century America Sixth book published in this series Story list Art Songs Cabin 33 My Favorite Enigma essay Renewal Seat Partner Spider Glass.
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  • Title: The Saint-Germain Chronicles
  • Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • ISBN: 9780671459031
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Mass Market
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    About the Author

    Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

    A professional writer for than forty years, Yarbro has sold over eighty books, than seventy works of short fiction, and than three dozen essays, introductions, and reviews She also composes serious music Her first professional writing in 1961 1962 was as a playwright for a now long defunct children s theater company By the mid 60s she had switched to writing stories and hasn t stopped yet.After leaving college in 1963 and until she became a full time writer in 1970, she worked as a demographic cartographer, and still often drafts maps for her books, and occasionally for the books of other writers.She has a large reference library with books on a wide range of subjects, everything from food and fashion to weapons and trade routes to religion and law She is constantly adding to it as part of her on going fascination with history and culture she reads incessantly, searching for interesting people and places that might provide fodder for stories.In 1997 the Transylvanian Society of Dracula bestowed a literary knighthood on Yarbro, and in 2003 the World Horror Association presented her with a Grand Master award In 2006 the International Horror Guild enrolled her among their Living Legends, the first woman to be so honored the Horror Writers Association gave her a Life Achievement Award in 2009 In 2014 she won a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention.A skeptical occultist for forty years, she has studied everything from alchemy to zoomancy, and in the late 1970s worked occasionally as a professional tarot card reader and palmist at the Magic Cellar in San Francisco.She has two domestic accomplishments she is a good cook and an experienced seamstress The rest is catch as catch can.Divorced, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with two cats the irrepressible Butterscotch and Crumpet, the Gang of Two When not busy writing, she enjoys the symphony or opera.Her Saint Germain series is now the longest vampire series ever The books range widely over time and place, and were not published in historical order They are numbered in published order.Known pseudonyms include Vanessa Pryor, Quinn Fawcett, T.C.F Hopkins, Trystam Kith, Camille Gabor.

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    • Jamie Collins said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      This is a collection of short stories about the extremely long-lived, world-traveling vampire. These are the most modern stories about him, with the latest one taking place in the 1970's in California. Well worth reading if you're a fan of the novels.

    • Joe said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      What an interesting way to end the cycle.Saint-Germain has been a very fun person to watch.Not your typical vampire, not your typical story.This book, this group of letters and vignettes was a good way to show the passage of time in the 20th century. Not a much daring-do. No big conspiracies. No major historical event in the background. Just good writing.Enjoy the end. It was worth reading.

    • Beth said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      Cabin 33 is my favor Saint-Germain story ever because it hit so many points from other books perfectly, plus seeing him in a modern setting is a delight, especially facing off another vampire.

    • Kath said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      I have enjoyed every book in the series I could get my hands on. Not your typical bodice ripper/Ann Rice rip-off/traditional vampire chronicles.This long-lived being is loosely based on a real life person who appeared in Paris in the 18th Century.Her descriptions of daily life in various points of time in hundreds of years in the past is peppered with factual information to shape a realistic view of that period he happens to be in.See The Company series for another good series that combine Mary [...]

    • Kathy said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      Snippets that follow Saint-Germain in WWII through the 1970's. He helps James with his change to vampire (in his 50's) and his continuing relationship with Montalia continues, mostly through letters. Then he must confront a 100 year old vampire who kills one of his guests in a mountain resort. A hint of how technologies are complicating their lives, and their aliases. And we learn Roger is a ghoul (maybe learned this in an earlier book, but I don't have access to all books.) Book ends with their [...]

    • Mindex said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      This is the first of the Saint-Germain stories I have read. An interesting look at a vampire's life throughout the ages. It addresses some of the issues that a person who lives forever may have to deal with. Not your typical vampire, but then what is these days. A good read, but I will probably not seek out the rest of the chronicles.

    • Donna said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      If you have wondered what ever happened between Madaline and St. Germain, here is where you will find out. Even though this is a collection of short stories, it reads much like the novels as exposition is moved forward through letters. It is worth reading just to learn about the above relationship. Even old vampires can learn.

    • Mark said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      Interesting twist on the vampire genre. In this story as well as all the St. Germaine stories, the vampire is the most moral and trustworthy character.The book is well written and held my attention throughout.

    • Jason said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      Very good sampler of the St Germain cycle, w/ an essay about her interpretation of the historical character at the end. I did find the story of the mirror both tedious and engaging, but that was CQY's intent.

    • Shari Scott said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      St. Germain is a remarkably urbane and sophisticated vampire. Fun to read this fictionalized historical stories from a completely different perspective. For fans of the genre who don't care for all the violence and gore of some of the other books.

    • Trish said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      A collection of short stories from five different periods, which brought Saint-Germain up to the then modern day (1983) (where he ends up fighting another vampire who doesn't know how to be civilised)

    • V.J. Devereaux said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      The cover is horrible, standard vampire fare, but the book is better

    • William Clifford said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      The gentle manner of the oldest vampire. He hunts those that besmirch his name.

    • Arlene Allen said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      Before vampires sparkled.

    • Niece said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      Liked vampire series!

    • Lindig said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      to me

    • Amy Faurote said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      Dumb

    • Janice said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      It's been a long time since I read a Saint Germain story, or rather, this is a set of short stories. I'd forgotten how much I liked them. A slightly old-fashioned, but not classic, vampire.

    • Mel said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

      I used to indulge in these. It's been a long while (hence 3stars) but I've picked another one up.

    • Howard said:
      Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54 AM

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