A Feast in Exile: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

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Macmillan, Oct 18, 2002 - Fiction - 496 pages
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A Feast in Exile draws readers back to the time when the Mongol hordes of Timur (known in the West as Tamerlane) swept across fourteenth-century India and Asia. Delhi's civilized veneer crumbles along with its walls. Foreigners, which the vampire Saint-Germain-here called Sanat Ji Mani-surely is, lose their positions, homes, wealth, and sometimes their lives, if they cannot escape the falling city.

Before he can flee Delhi, Sanat Ji Mani must ensure the safety of Avasa Dani, his beautiful ward, who has been abandoned by her husband. Sanat Ji Mani's love has awakened Avasa Dani's every sense; even she will become a vampire upon her death, but she finds no terror in this fate.

Avasa Dani and Rojire, Sanat Ji Mani's servant, successfully make their way out of Delhi, but Sanat Ji Mani himself is trapped. His life is bought by his skills with medicine, but, at Timur's command, he must travel-by day, and exposed to the sun-with the conqueror's army. Crippled and unable to escape, he knows that his vampire nature will soon be revealed, and then...

Avasa Dani, with a worried Rojire at her side, considers her options as a woman without a visible male protector in a land and time ruled by men. While one of Sanat Ji Mani's allies searches desperately for the missing vampire, Saint-Germain and a young acrobat, with whom he has escaped from Timur's forces, make their slow and painful way to freedom. The journey changes them both forever.

 

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User Review  - Jarandel - LibraryThing

Enjoyed a couple other books in Yarbro's Saint-Germain stories but this one is rather lackluster. Rich in historical detail, enjoyable if a bit repetitive main character (well, if you're not totally ... Read full review

A FEAST IN EXILE: A Novel of Saint-Germain

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Richly researched 14th volume in the Ragoczy, Count Saint-Germain, vampire historicals, begun in the deep mists of publishing with Hotel Transylvania (1978), though the Count himself is perhaps 5,000 ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
25
Section 3
38
Section 4
81
Section 5
97
Section 6
112
Section 7
141
Section 8
155
Section 12
246
Section 13
274
Section 14
317
Section 15
337
Section 16
350
Section 17
364
Section 18
378
Section 19
407

Section 9
189
Section 10
203
Section 11
233
Section 20
450
Section 21
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About the author (2002)

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's interests range from music--she composes and has studied seven different instruments as well as voice--to history, from horseback riding to needlepoint. Her writing is similarly wide-ranging; under her own name and pseudonyms, she has written everything from westerns to mysteries, from science fiction to nonfiction history.

Yarbro's critically-acclaimed historical horror novels featuring the Count Saint-Germain, including Hotel Transylvania, A Feast in Exile, Communion Blood, and Night Blooming, have a loyal readership. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has always lived in California and currently makes her home in the Berkeley area.

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