Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What is Chelsea Quinn Yarbro reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of Night Pilgrims.

Her entry begins:
David Crystal's The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language in trade paperback, looking for shifts in English in the early 17th century; yesterday, Dr. Ben Green's The Color of Horses, just because I love horses and I miss riding...[read on]
About Night Pilgrims, from the publisher:
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's first Saint-Germain novel, Hotel Transylvania, was recently nominated as Vampire Novel of the Century. Her Saint-Germain cycle, now comprised of more than twenty-five books, is a masterwork of historical horror fiction. The vampire Count Saint-Germain has crisscrossed the world many times, seeking love and the blood of life and seeing humanity at its best and worst.

In Night Pilgrims, Saint-Germain is living in a monastery in Egypt when he is hired to guide a group of pilgrims to underground churches in southern Egypt. The vampire finds a companion in a lovely widow who later fears that her dalliance with the Count will prevent her from reaching Heaven.

The pilgrims begin to fall prey to the trials of travel in the Holy Lands; some see visions and hear the word of God; others are seduced by desires for riches and power. A visit to the Chapel of the Holy Grail brings many quarrels to a head; Saint-Germain must use all his diplomacy and a good deal of his strength to keep the pilgrims from slaughtering one another.
Learn more about the book and author at Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's website.

My Book, The Movie: Saint-Germain Chronicles.

Writers Read: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

--Marshal Zeringue