Fleeing Spain at the beginning of their Civil War, the vampire Saint-Germain arrives in California to reunite with the older and wiser Rowena Saxon, who is considering following the Dark Prince into an eternal life. Meanwhile, Saint-Germain is unaware that a ruthless assassin is pursuing him–one of the most charming killers ever to grace the page: Cenere. Unbelievably smooth and utterly inhumane, Cenere has trailed Saint-Germain across oceans and continents, killing anyone in his way, including those under Saint-Germain’s protection. But will Saint-Germain finally awaken to the danger that threatens him before all he loves is lost?- The Aspect relaunch program of the popular Saint-Germain vampire series has added two new original hardcovers and brought back to print the original first three novels.- “Hotel Transylvania (Aspect, 9/02) has sold over 26,000 paperback copies. “Night Blooming (Aspect hardcover, 10/02) will be published simultaneously in Warner paperback in 9/03. “The Palace will be published in Warner paperback in 3/03.- The Saint-Germain series will appeal to the same audience that has made national bestsellers of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton.- The author has been nominated for the Edgar Award. the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Award.