A “stunning” (Publishers Weekly) epic from New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author Douglas Clegg.
When Aleric the falconer meets his destiny in the bloody clutches of the seductive Pythia, he begins a quest to unearth the mysteries of the ancient vampyre race.
Set in a dangerous world of ancient forests and buried kingdoms, of dangerous magic, and vengeance beyond lifetimes, The Priest of Blood is an epic dark fantasy of sword, sorcery -- and vampires.
“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:
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
Her fees are exorbitant.
She’s worth every coin she receives.
Or is she?
Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land. Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain—grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselves made poorer for their salvation. Magiere knows she’s dealing with simple folk, who only wish to have their superstitions silenced, and sees nothing wrong with exploiting them for profit.
Now, tired of the game, Magiere and her partner, the half-elf Leesil, are ready to hang up their weapons and settle down in a place they can finally call home. But their newfound peace will not last—for Magiere has come to the attention of a trio of powerful and dangerous vampires who know her true identity—and fear the birthright that flows through her veins. And they will stop at nothing to keep Magiere from fulfilling her destiny.