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The Priest of Blood

Book 1, The Vampyricon - A Vampire Dark Fantasy Epic

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The New York Times bestselling novel of sword, sorcery -- and vampyres! From New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a heart-pounding heroic epic of gothic dark fantasy in The Priest of Blood, Book One of The Vampyricon.

In a medieval world, within a forgotten century where dark and dangerous magic lies hidden among lost cities of legend, Aleric the Falconer finds his unique and terrible destiny in the bloody embrace of the beautiful vampyre, Pythia. 

Set in a dangerous world of ancient forests and buried kingdoms, of gods and monsters, of love that crosses centuries, and vengeance beyond lifetimes, <em>The Priest of Blood</em> is the tale of Aleric, Falconer, of his quest for the legendary priest-king within whose tomb the secrets of the ancient, immortal race of vampyres reside.

Be sure to get the rest of the Vampyricon trilogy:

The Lady of Serpents, Book Two
The Queen of Wolves, Book Three

“Astonishing. Douglas Clegg writes of…nightmares with such clarity and passion you don’t end up reading his books; you end up drinking them in. The Priest of Blood is a bloody gem.”
Christopher Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Vines and Heaven's Rise.

"A dark tale of swords, sorcery, and vampires." -- Christine Feehan, NY Times bestselling author.

"Douglas Clegg has accomplished a rarity in the horror vein...This book will sink its teeth into you" -- The Kansas City Star

"Richly layered, beautifully rendered foray into a past filled with sorcery and mystery -- and a rousing good story." -- Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author

Stunning...gives the iconic vampire a massive makeover. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review.

Discover Douglas Clegg's fiction:

Lights Out
Neverland
The Children’s Hour
The Halloween Man
You Come When I Call You
The Hour Before Dark
Nightmare House
Bad Karma
Goat Dance
Breeder
Afterlife
Purity 
Dark of the Eye 
The Words 
Wild Things 
Red Angel 
Night Cage 
Mischief 
The Infinite 
The Abandoned 
The Necromancer 
Isis 
Naomi 
The Nightmare Chronicles 
The Attraction 
Night Asylum
The Priest of Blood 
The Lady of Serpents 
The Queen of Wolves

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 29, 2005 – The stunning first volume of a new dark fantasy epic from Stoker-winner Clegg (Nightmare House) gives the iconic vampire a massive makeover and draws fresh possibilities from its most familiar aspects. Aleric Atheffelde, a low-born medieval Breton boy with a strange knack for training birds, gets snared while serving as an unwilling soldier in the Holy Land by arch-vampiress Pythia, who through a kiss inadvertently sparks a vision in him of his regal vampire destiny. From the moment of Aleric's conversion, the tale detours sharply from the well-plowed terrain of conventional vampire costume dramas into an undiscovered country entirely the author's own. Aleric and his new vampire tribe travel to the legendary vampire necropolis of Alkemara, a marvel of gothic creepiness. There they encounter the legendary Priest of Blood, who supplies an intricate and mesmerizing view of vampire culture and projects a tragic future whose outcome hinges on Aleric. This rich and symbol-laden blend of myth and history makes intense reading while it lays a solid foundation for later books in the series.

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The Priest of Blood
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Oct 15, 2014
  • Publisher: Alkemara Press
  • Seller: Douglas Clegg
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Vampyricon
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