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The Palace

(1979)
(The second book in the Saint-Germain series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
The Palace, the second novel in the Saint-Germain series, provides a look at the religious and political hardships in Renaissance Italy. The book focuses on the underlying struggles of the Pope in Rome and the renegade priest Savonarola, as well as the political up's and down's of the era. Our hero, the ever-elusive Francesco Ragoczy da San Germano, is caught in the middle of these conflicts to the point where he has to flee the city for his safety.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Saint-Germain is a Vampire, but not in the way we have come to know of them through other books and movies. He shares many of the same characteristics of the Vampires we know but to a lesser degree; without the flash, the magic, and evil we are accustomed to. He comes from a royal background, has a great scope of influence, is very wealthy, has a strong intellect, and due to his kind and caring nature, attracts the ladies of the time.

This novel is rather a sad one, since it focuses around the political and religious pain and torment people had to endure in order to survive. Italy, while in a glorious Renaissance, still was under the strong influence of the Church as well as local changing politics. Being called a Heretic, whether true or not, meant certain death, in a savage and cruel way. It is under these conditions that Francesco Ragoczy has chosen to live and this novel follows several lives within the government, the Church, the local builders, and artists.

If books with historical themes interest you, then you will certainly enjoy this book. If you're already a fan of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, then you're sure to love the book.

Genre: Horror
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February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Palace
Author(s): Chelsea Q Yarbro
ISBN: 1-58881-021-6 / 978-1-58881-021-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stealth Press
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January 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Palace: An Historical Horror Novel
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-312-59474-7 / 978-0-312-59474-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Palace (The Saint-Germain Cycle)
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 1-4976-4069-5 / 978-1-4976-4069-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Palace
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-7592-9946-3 / 978-0-7592-9946-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
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March 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Palace
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-446-61099-2 / 978-0-446-61099-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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August 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Palace
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-8125-2802-6 / 978-0-8125-2802-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
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December 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Palace
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-451-08949-9 / 978-0-451-08949-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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September 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Palace
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-450-05312-1 / 978-0-450-05312-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Palace (Saint-Germain series Book 2)
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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