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Blood Roses (Saint-Germain #11)

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The Comte de Saint-Germain is living in relative peace and prosperity in the village of Orgon in fourteenth-century France. He has won a grudging acceptance from the local populace, who are uneasy with his strange and foreign ways but appreciative of his generosity. But a new threat has upset the precarious balance: Plague has come to France, and the people's fear turns to ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 6th 1999 by Tor Books (first published August 15th 1998)
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Saint Germain flees the Black Plague, poetically named "Blood Roses", in 14th century France. Not that the disease is a personal threat to him, but it's dangerous to be a suspiciously wise foreigner in a land where the authorities are burning heretics, prostitutes and cats in a desperate attempt to drive away the evil of the plague.

Despite his long life, Saint Germain has not lost his compassion for humanity and is incredibly frustrated that his least attempt to help causes only fear and suspici
An excellent book that takes place in the Roman era. Great history in it, and you can tell the author did TONS of research. It also introduces us to Atta Olivia Clemens, a remarkable character. This book also has a very satisfying ending.

It's a good read and I highly recommend it.
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Apr 21, 2007 Wesa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vampire fans, history fans
A vampire in the middle of a plague to which he is immune is likely to be suspected of witchcraft, even when he uses ancient healing techniques to mitigate the disease and save his neighbors.

My brother has traced our ancestry back to this time and place, and wondered just how that particular ancestor came out of nowhere to become a noble; I had an answer: "The senior heirs died of the Black Plague."
Shelley Schanfield
Vampire stuff for history lovers. The author has an mazing knowledge and detail about 14th century Europe, but almost too much of it. As they say in the historical fiction biz, "the notecards are showing." I'm found the characters kind of wooden, and the book isappointing, considering the rave reviews. So in truth, I didn't finish it.
Very interesting vampire book set in the time of the plague. One of the most interesting women in the series makes her appearance here.
The world deals with "Blood Roses", signs of the plague. Wonderful historical background of the 15th century.
Mickey Schulz
Takes place during the time of the Plague.
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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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