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Roman Dusk: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain (Saint-Germain #19)

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In the unsettled time when Imperial Rome totters on the brink of collapse, the vampire Ragoczy Germainus Sanct' Franciscus--the Count Saint-Germain--finds himselftargeted by a corrupt Roman official andaccused of bribery, tax evasion, and treason.

The storm that hovers over the vampire grows darker when he is accused of corrupting Ignatia, a young virgin.Herbrother, a zealo
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 22nd 2008 by Tor Books (first published September 19th 2006)
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Bry Jensen

I've come to the conclusion while reading this book that I enjoy Yabro primarily, and sometimes singularly, for her dedication to historicity. Her ability to establish fantastically detail oriented historic backgrounds to play out her tales, so complex that they require glossaries, is a skill to be admired. As a historian with great passion for my subjects, this makes me love her.

I also cannot express fully how much I appreciate her extensive and elevated vocabulary, and her unapologetic t
I think I'm getting tired of this series. I've been reading them since the first one came out. And unlike most paranormal series this one basically has a single plot. Saint-Germain moves into a new area some time in the past. It is generally an interesting place and time. He sets up his household (not so much of that in this book), meets a woman because he requires intimacy in addition to blood to survive (in this case 2 women), things get weird and dangerous (started almost immediately with thi ...more
Patty Collins
St. Germain is in 8th century Rome when the Roman Empire was degenerating into moral decay. He is living in his friend and fellow vampire's home while she is away in Upper Italy. He becomes the object of jealousy to one of the decuria who collect taxes and are very corrupt themselves. This person starts an investigation into St. Germain's affairs. He is treating the mother of a young woman who becomes infatuated with him leading the mother to report to the officials that he is a bad influence. T ...more
Samantha Brady
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Beter dan de gemiddelde recente Yarbro.

Voor één keer is Roger niet de Igor van het verhaal maar een collega in Egypte. Oh, en gemene christenen, boo hiss. Geen idee hoe dat precies zat met Paulianen versus Petrusianen: dringend eens meer over bijlezen.

Oh, maar voor de rest: een halve dag lezen en het is uit. En een mens heeft bijgeleerd over een interessante periode in de geschiedenis--Elagabalus ftw.
Beverly Kyle
This was one of the best St Germain books in the series. As I am not a history buff, sometimes the historical and political aspects of these novels are lost on me, but I nevertheless read on because the stories and the characters are so compelling. This novel was no exception and the vampire St Germain showed a side of him rarely seen. He was more human in some respects in this novel than in most of the others.

Ancient Rome is possible my favorite setting for the Comte St. Germain. An excellent story, with Yarbro's usual attention to detail and high-quality research.
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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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