The Priest of Blood: Book One of The Vampyricon - A Vampire Dark Fantasy Epic

· The Vampyricon Book 1 · Alkemara Press
45 reviews

About this ebook

A hero rises from the shadows of a Dark Age in this epic of "sword, sorcery — and vampires" from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg.

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

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. 

"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 

" the iconic vampire a massive makeover." — Publishers Weekly, starred review. 

Discover Douglas Clegg's fiction: 

Lights Out 
The Children’s Hour 
The Halloween Man 
You Come When I Call You 
The Hour Before Dark 
Nightmare House 
Bad Karma 
Goat Dance 
Dark of the Eye 
The Words 
Wild Things 
Red Angel 
Night Cage 
The Infinite 
The Abandoned 
The Necromancer 
The Nightmare Chronicles 
The Attraction 
Night Asylum 
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

45 reviews
Jonathan Padgett
May 5, 2018
Not a bad story.. The Priest Of Blood ushers into creation a fantasy world that is filled with potential as a breeding grounds for, as of yet unwritten, fantasy that could hold it's own even against the works of literary geniuses such as Weis/Hickman and Salvatore. I am exceedingly interested to see what the author decides to do with this upstart fantasy realm. (I would suggest reaching out to authors such as Mel Odom, Lisa Smedman, Paul Kemp, Thomas M. Reid, and Richard Baker. *cough* Franchise *cough*
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David Hart
January 11, 2018
Started out amazing then took a left turn into confusion, boredom and a dragging story line.
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Big Mamma
November 20, 2017
Vampire books are a favourite topic of mine. But apart from the subject matter 3/4 thru I stopped reading. I just don't think I got it. Thanks for the opportunity to read your book.
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About the author

 Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 25 books, including The Hour Before Dark, Neverland and You Come When I Call You. He lives on the coast of New England and is working on his next novel.

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