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In the Face of Death (Madelaine de Montalia #2)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  134 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Madeline de Montalia, the perpetually youthful and beautiful vampire, once beloved of the Count Saint-Germain, comes to America in the 1840's to live with and study the native tribes of America, desiring to document their culture and knowledge before these are changed forever and unalterably by contact with the White Man. She had not expected she would fall in love with Sa ...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published (first published 2001)
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Samantha Brady
This book about Madelaine was better than the last one I read about her. SPOILER ALERT......
She was here in America during the Civil War and fell in love with General William T. Sherman that she met in San Fransico before the war as a Bank Manager. She crossed the US to study the Indians and while she was there the war broke out. She then met the General later after she left to study more of the Indians when she met up with him again. Here in Georgia from there she left to go back to Europe and
Wendell H Howell
More Romance Novel

I did not expect a romance novel. The book cover suggested an historical novel. Because of these super naturaL aspects I suppose the reader can accept some of the believable passages.
Apr 21, 2007 Wesa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Civil War buffs
Though this book is listed as being a story of the Count Saint-Germain, that is inaccurate; he appears in this story only by way of letters between himself and the real protagonist, the love of his life, Madelaine.

It's a decent book, and the story of Madelaine's affair with an officer in the Confederate Army has its share of 'oh, no; now what are they going to do?' moments, but it isn't on the level of Yarbro's Saint-Germain novels. I don't know why, but her novels about the female vampires in S
Madelaine is not my favorite character, and I didn't like the shorter version of this that appeared in The Vampire Sexette all that much either. It's Yarbro so it is not a bad book, though I think the shorter version is actually a little better. If you are going to start the St. Germain series, pick a different one.
Allen Garvin
Madeleine de Montagne, immortal vampire born in 18th century France, in America before and during the Civil War. Not the most tightly plotted book by Yarbro.
Nancy Laney
Madelaine (1845-1860) Book 2
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A professional writer for more than forty years, Yarbro has sold over eighty books, more than seventy works of short fiction, and more 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' ...more
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