Martin Williams is a broke, two-bit screenwriter living in Hollywood, but when he finds the very mirror that once hung in the house of a murdered 1930s child star, he happily spends all he has on it. He has long obsessed over the tragic story of Boofuls, a beautiful and successful actor who was slaughtered and dismembered by his grandmother.
However, he soon discovers that this dream buy is in fact a living nightmare; the mirror was not only in Boofuls house, but witness to the death of this blond-haired and angelic child, which in turn has created a horrific and devastating portal to a hellish parallel universe. So when Martin's landlord loses his grandson it is soon apparent that the mirror is responsible. But if a little boy has gone into the mirror, what on earth is going to come out?
Aleric the falconer meets his destiny in the bloody clutches of the seductive Pythia, sending him on a quest to unearth the mysteries and mythology of the ancient vampyre race. Set in a medieval world of pagan forests and buried kingdoms, dangerous magic and vengeance beyond lifetimes, The Priest of Blood is historical dark fantasy like none before.
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.
"A dark tale of swords, sorcery— and vampires." — Christine Feehan, NY Timesbestselling 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:
The Children’s Hour
The Halloween Man
You Come When I Call You
The Hour Before Dark
Dark of the Eye
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Priest of Blood
The Lady of Serpents
The Queen of Wolves
FIC009070 FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
FIC009020 FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
FIC009030 FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
FIC015000 FICTION / Horror
FIC024000 FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
When he escapes, Leathers finds the city of Basra shrouded in green mist and under siege from nightmare creatures far more horrific than any terrorist. Walking corpses. Tentacled beasts. Giant slithering things. Ancient creatures risen from the depths. Alone in the city, Leathers will have to draw on all his training to survive, let alone stop the mist from spreading. Monsters beyond imagination are closing in … and some of them are human.
THE TREASURE: For nearly two thousand years, the legendary tomb of Alexander the Great—and the extraordinary riches concealed within—has remained undiscovered, but recent events may hold the key to locating the fabled vault. Only one team has what it takes to solve the mystery that has plagued historians for centuries.
THE MISSION: The Hunters—an elite group assembled by an enigmatic billionaire to locate the world’s greatest treasures—are tasked with finding the tomb. Following clues to Alexandria, they encounter hostile forces that will do anything to stop them. Before long, the treasure hunt becomes a deadly rescue mission that will take the lives of hundreds and leave a city in ruins.
THE PRIZE: As the danger continues to mount, will they rise to the challenge? Or will the team be killed before they find the ultimate prize?