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A Dangerous Climate by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
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Oct 10, 08

bookshelves: vampires, yarbro, fantasy-historical
read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** A Dangerous Climate takes St. Germain to the building of St. Petersburg where he must pose as a woman's husband. The book starts off well, but at times the story drags. The imposter does not appear until about a third of the way into the book, and the plot line never really seems to take off. Both of the women in the book, Zozia and Ludmilla, are not very memorable, not when compared to other women in the series (such as Olivia, Hero, or Xenya). In fact, one wonders how good a spy/diplomat Zozia really is.
However, there are several good points to the novel. Long time fans will welcome the return of Niklos (Olivia's bondsman) and the scenes with Niklos, the Count, and Hroger (Roger) are wonderful to read. The one scene that really stands out is a love scene between the Count and Ludmilla. Many fans refer to a scene between Xenya and the Count in Darker Jewels as one of the greatest or most erotic love scenes in the series; the scene between Ludmilla and the Count in this book rivials that one, and is a reminder that erotic doesn't always have to be graphic sexual descriptions.
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