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
A gripping psychological thriller full of page-turning suspense and mind-bending horror for fans of James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, and Robert Bryndza.
364 pages. Read all the books in the Criminally Insane series, including Bad Karma, Red Angel, and Night Cage.
"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." — Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author
*"A sleek, smooth, and constantly surprising page-turner..." — Ed Gorman, bestselling author of The Marilyn Tapes and The Poker Club.
"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." — Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
Shadows cannot exist without light, however, and you’ll find enough happily ever afters to lift your spirits in this anthology full of magic, curses, adventure, and ultimately the enduring power of true love.
YARROW, STURDY AND BRIGHT by Devon Monk – Sweet music cannot hide a wicked heart…
FAE HORSE by Anthea Sharp – Faerie bargains can grant any desire, but be careful what you wish for.
THE QUEEN OF FROST AND DARKNESS by Christine Pope - Her heart is the only thing colder than a Russian winter….
BONES by Yasmine Galenorn - Sometimes, your most cherished dream can turn out to be a nightmare.
MAGIC AFTER MIDNIGHT by C. Gockel – The Wicked Stepmother is about to meet her match…
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Donna Augustine - When the devil makes a deal with a dancer, he gets more than he bargained for.
NO GIFT OF WORDS by Annie Bellet - Never steal from a witch...
THE GRIM BROTHER by Audrey Faye – Not all walks in the wood end well…
BEAUTY INSIDE BEAST by Danielle Monsch - Happily Ever After ain't guaranteed when Once Upon a Time is here.
FAESCORNED by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson - The Morrigan, Celtic goddess of war and strife, must relive a searing memory that reminds her of what she can never have.
DRAWN TO THE BRINK by Tara Maya - Sajiana's job is to hunt down monsters brought alive from paintings. She never expected to meet one so handsome... or to need his help.
THE VARIANCE COURT by Alexia Purdy - Anna, a struggling college student, discovers a mysterious ring that turns her quiet life chaotic when the ring's magic doesn't do what it's told.
THE MORRIGAN by Phaedra Weldon – A young man discovers he has leprechaun blood – and is wanted by dark faerie forces.
ALICE by Julia Crane - A twisted tale of Alice and Wonderland. Facing madness and an ominous prophecy, Alice chooses to follow her heart despite knowing her world is about to change forever.
STILL RED by Sabrina Locke – When the Hunters come, can there be any escape?
THE FINAL STRAW by Jennifer Blackstream - To banish a gold-spinning demon, first you must guess his name...
THE UNICORN HUNTER by Alethea Kontis – Only Snow White knows what really happened in the forest…
KEYWORDS: Fairy Tale Retellings, Horror, Happily Ever After, Happily Never After, Twisted Fairy Tales, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Short Story Anthologies
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