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Saint-Germain by Publication Date
Saint-Germain, Olivia and Madelaine titles in Historical Order
Hotel Transylvania (Original Publication Date: 1978)
The Comte de Saint-Germain, cultivated,
cultured, humane, an alchemist, musician, and world traveler, arrives at the
Court of Louis XV with his manservant Roger, only to find that the captivating
Madelaine de Montalia, who knows him for what he is and still loves him, has
become the target of a coven of aristocratic Satanists, whom Saint-Germain is
forced to confront alone in order to save her life and her sanity.
The Palace (1979)
Florence and Venice, 1490-1498
Drawn to Florence for its art and culture,
Francesco Ragoczy, Conte da San Germano, becomes part of the artistic community
around Laurenzo dei Medici. He soon
realizes that Laurenzo is fatally ill, and is devastated by his death and the
subsequent deterioration of Florentine life under the fanatical Dominican monk,
Girolamo Savonarola. Forced to flee with
the help of Ruggerio, his manservant, he returns a few years later to save the
woman he loves, the intellectually gifted Demetrice, from being burnt at the
Blood Games (1980)
Rome, 60-70 AD
As an alchemist and breeder of horses, Ragoczy Sanct' Germain Franciscus becomes part of the group around Nero through his friendship with Titus Petronius Niger. In that heady society, he meets Atta Olivia Clemens, the wife of a powerful Senator who has compelled her into debauchery for the sake of her impoverished but noble family. After the loss of three of his slaves, he takes in a desperately injured man - Rogerian - and restores him to life. In the Year of the Four Caesars (69AD) Sanct' Germain is accused of crimes against the state and sent to the Arena to die. With Olivia's help, he survives and is able to rescue her from her abusive husband.
Path of the Eclipse (1981)
China, Tibet, and India, 1211-1219
At the University of Lo-Yang, Shih
Ghieh-Man has become suspect because he is a foreigner; he accepts a post at a
remote fortress commanded by the female warlord, T'en Chih-Yu, and travels
there with the faithful Rogerian. When
the fortress is overrun by the army of Jenghiz Khan, Shih Ghieh-Man escapes
through Tibet into India where he is caught up in the intrigues of Tamasrajasi,
a regional princess who worships Kali, the goddess of destruction.
Tempting Fate (1982)
Russia, Europe, and England 1917-1928
Fleeing the chaos of Russia, Saint-Germain encounters
an abandoned child with partial amnesia: Laisha becomes his ward. He and Roger take up residence at his
Bavarian Schloss and with Laisha try to resume a normal life; he begins an
affair with his neighbor, Gudrun, and attracts the animosity of her bigoted
brother. In France, Madelaine de
Montalia becomes involved with an American reporter, James Emmerson Tree, who
is enthralled by her. When Laisha is
killed by a group of Nazis, Saint-Germain takes vengeance upon them, then
almost loses his life. Only Madelaine,
with James' help, keeps him from the True Death.
The Saint-Germain Chronicles (1983)
six shorter works:
A Question of Patronage
In the mid 1800s, Saint-Germain visits
London, and with the help of a young accounting clerk, John Henry Broddrib,
uncovers a scheme that has bilked Saint-Germain of a small fortune: in thanks,
he becomes John Henry's patron, enabling him to become Henry Irving, knighted
actor and Bram Stoker's boss.
The Spider Glass
At Copsehowe, an Edwardian country house,
the guests are told the story of the family heirloom - the Spider Glass: a mirror with a strange
history - while Saint-Germain, who made
the glass and gave it to the Earl's ancestor, as the current owner's
guest, mentally compares the legend to
In the middle of World War II,
Saint-Germain and Roger are at Madelaine de Montalia's Provence estate where he
is visited by James Emmerson Tree, in Europe to cover the war; he also offers
protection to an Austrian refugee who may or may not be a spy. James has been killed and doesn't know it,
and must learn quickly to adjust to being a vampire, even though he doesn't
believe in them.
Attending a concert in Rome with an
American woman, Saint-Germain encounters Madelaine de Montalia.
On a transatlantic flight, a young American
tourist finds herself in first class next to Saint-Germain, and upon landing,
is invited to have dinner with him.
At a Rocky Mountain resort, supposedly
owned by a Mr. Rogers, Lost Saints Lodge, Saint-Germain works as a wrangler and
provides music in the bar at night. A
young woman, the victim of a cult, is there with her family, and falls under
the spell of Milan Lorpicar, a very messy young vampire whom Saint-Germain is
finally forced to deal with.
Darker Jewels (1993)
Sent by Istvan Bathory, the Transylvanian
king of Poland to the Court of Czar Ivan Grosny, Saint-Germain, accompanied by
Roger, is ordered to marry Xenya, a badly abused Russian noblewoman. Upon Ivan's death Saint-Germain is
caught up in the bloody scramble for power, and is finally taken prisoner. His harrowing escape ends with the death of
Better in the Dark (1993)
Saxony, 10th century
Washed ashore on the desolate coast of
Saxony, Ragoczy is saved and taken in by Ranegonda, the local Gerefa, serving
in her brother's place. The region is
half-Christian and half-pagan and the life is harsh. Holding Ragoczy for ransom, Ranegonda falls
in love with him, depending on him to help her when no one else will; in the
meantime, Hrotiger searches for Ragoczy.
Troubled by the mischief of Pentacoste, Ranegonda's sister-in-law,
Ranegonda is ill-prepared to protect her fortress when it is attacked, and even
with Ragoczy's help, does not survive the battle.
Mansions of Darkness (1996)
Latin America, 1640-1649
in the Viceroyalty of Peru, San Germanno makes himself useful as a healer; at
the request of the Presidencia he escorts Acanna Tupac, one of the last
surviving Incan aristocrats, with whom he becomes involved. His failure to prevent her suicide sends him
traveling north to Mexico where with the help of the blind linguist Oaxatli, he
ends up in the hands of Dona Azul, the head of a group of Aztecs with their own
brand of Christianity. They crucify San
Germanno, who is finally rescued by Rogerian.
Writ in Blood (1997)
Russia, Europe, and England, 1908-1912
Fearing an outbreak of war, Czar Nicolai
sends Ragoczy and his manservant to England and Germany on a personal mission
to his relatives (Edward, Wilhelm) to try to arrange an arms control
treaty. While in England, Ragoczy meets
Rowena Pearce-Manning, an artist who signs her work Saxon, and becomes fascinated
by her. Neither Edward nor Wilhelm are
inclined to help Nicolai, and in Germany, where Ragoczy sponsors a ballet
company, he comes to the attention of von Wolgast, an arms-maker with a great
deal invested in war. An
attempt on Ragoczy's life leaves him unable to carry out the Czar's mission,
and during his recovery he spends time with Rowena in Amsterdam, much to the
disgust of her self-proclaimed suitor, Rupert.
Finally Rowena is kidnaped by von Wolgast's henchmen, and Rupert is
forced to go to Ragoczy for help.
Ragoczy is able to save Rowena, earning the loathing of von Wolgast, who
makes one last attempt to kill Ragoczy, which fails badly. All this is observed by Sidney Reilly, the
enigmatic master spy
Blood Roses (1998)
Francois de Saint-Germain, Sieur Ragoczy is
living in Orgon near Avignon, making wine and dealing with traders, including
Hue d'Ormonde and his precocious daughter Jenfra; Rogres runs his
household. With the first sign of Black
Plague, Jenfra is sent north, and soon most of the countryside is in upheaval
as the epidemic gets worse.
Saint-Germain sends Rogres to Olivia in Trieste and goes north himself,
changing his identity to Germain le-Comte, a troubador; he finally finds safety
as the tutor of the son of Heugenet, Ducesse de Vervier, whose lover he becomes
until his presence is too compromising, when a dying Jenfra identifies him as
an unnatural creature.
Communion Blood (1999)
Summoned to Rome by Niklos Aulirios, Olivia's manservant, to help preserve her estate, Saint-Germain becomes Niklos' advocate, setting up household in his old Roman villa, Rogerio in charge of its restoration. He also sponsors an opera by Domenico Scarlatti, written for his love, Giorgianna, a famous soprano. Papal politics enter into the court case, and soon Saint-Germain has come to the attention to the family of Cardinal Calaveria y Vacamonte, whose sister Leocadia runs away from a proposed marriage, taking shelter with Saint-Germain and dragging him more deeply into the skullduggery surrounding Niklos' case. The Roman Inquisition gets involved, making Saint-Germain's situation truly precarious.
Come Twilight (2000)
Spain, 7th, 8th, and 12th centuries
Over a period of almost six centuries
Saint-Germain and Roger revisit Spain and the village where Csimenae lives;
during their first stay in the village, Saint-Germain makes her a vampire to
save her life, and during his return visits, he finds out how wrong she got it,
as she creates a tribe of undead and becomes an object of terrified
A Feast in Exile (2001)
Living in Delhi, Sanat Ji Mani is an
alchemist and healer, generally tolerated by the Muslim rulers. When Timur-i Lenkh overruns the city, Sanat
Ji Mani sends Rogerio and his lover Avasa Dani to safety in Egypt, then is
taken captive by Timur-i. He is able to
escape with Tulsi Kil, an acrobat, and end up at the court of an ambitious
Rajput who is convinced that Sanat Ji Mani is Timur-i and will lead him to
victory: Sanat Ji Mani has to fake his own death to get out of this.
Night Blooming (2002)
Summoned to the Court of Karl-lo-Magne,
Saint-Germain is given a mistress who leaves him for the King. Soon Saint-Germain is given the task of
escorting the albino stigmatic, Gynethe Mehaut, to Rome, during which time they
become lovers. In Rome, Olivia takes
Gynethe Mehaut under her wing, but neither she nor Saint-Germain can save her
once an ambitious Bishop goes to work on her, ordering her to become an
anchorite. Following Karl-lo-Magne's
coronation on Christmas day, 800, Saint-Germain soon has to leave Franksland.
Midnight Harvest (2003)
Europe and America, 1935-1939
Worsening military situations in Spain compel Saint-Germain to leave Europe; he and Roger travel to Boston, then Chicago, and finally to California, unaware that a paid assassin is following them. Saint-Germain visits the Pietragnelli winery and discovers how much the Great Depression has affected life in the USA; difficulties with Pietragnelli's neighbors escalate, becoming more violent and demanding to the point that Saint-Germain helps Carlo Pietragnelli take a stand against the culprits. He also reunites romantically with Rowena Saxon, now living in San Francisco.
Dark of the Sun (2004)
Asia and Eastern Europe, 535-537 AD
The catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa in February of 535 begins an environmental break-down that drives the European merchant Zangi-Ragozh from Yang-Chau in China, across the Asian deserts to Sarai on the Caspian Sea where he is nearly beheaded as a shamanistic offering to pagan gods. In Rojeh's care, he - now known as Ragoczy Franciscus - travels to his homeland of Transylvania, while around him the chaos of famine, dislocation, and disorder from the disaster brings constant danger to him and to every living creature on earth.
States of Grace (2005)
Venice and the Lowlands, 1530-1532
The distinguished foreigner, il Conte di
Santo-Germano, living in Venice where he is a successful merchant and
publisher, and lover of a talented woman composer, is called to the Lowlands,
where his other presses have come under the scrutiny of the Spanish - who at the time controlled most of the Low
Countries - for his publishing ventures,
while in Venice, an unscrupulous accountant undertakes to raid di Santo-Germano's
wealth and ruin his reputation so that he cannot call the man to answer for his
Roman Dusk (2006)
Rome, 218-220 AD
While living in Roma and enjoying the
company of the famed courtesan Melidulci, Ragoczy Germainus Sanct' Franciscus
seeks to help Pax Ignatia Laelius, a twenty-four-year-old upper-class Roman
woman who is caring for her invalid mother.
With the arrival of Heliogabalus in Roma, the decadence and political
chaos hits a new high - or low - and
many are caught up in the resulting upheaval.
Sanct' Franciscus, suspected of aiding Roma's enemies, and targeted by
militant Christian youths, is nearly
burned alive before he is able to remove his friends and associates from harm.
Borne in Blood (2007)
Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Austria, 1817-1823 AD
Rebuilding after the chaos of Napoleon,
Saint-Germain Ragoczy, Comte Franciscus, devotes his time to commerce and
farming, as well as publishing in Amsterdam, all the while protecting Hero von
Scharffensee, a young widow of one of Napoleon's scientists. After taking on the work of Wallache von
Ravensberg for publication, Ragoczy becomes the subject of the obsessive
attentions of von Ravensberg's niece and ward, Hyacinthie; her fixation drives
her to desperate acts that endanger Ragoczy and all those close to him.
Saint-Germain: Memoirs (2008)
five short stories:
In the Athens of Plato and Aristotle,
Saint-Germain comes to the aid of a desperate woman.
Taken captive by pirates in the 6th
century AD, Ragoczy has to find a way to survive without revealing his true
Tales out of School
In Padova in the early 14th
century, Ragoczy divides his time between teaching medical alchemy to a few
select students, and caring for Orazia, a widow suffering from a debilitating
In 17th century Latin America,
Rogerian's epistolatory attempts to get San-Germano out of the hands of the
Church demands long efforts to locate and free him.
A Gentleman of the Old School
While establishing a center to research
diseases of the blood, Saint-Germain assists a young reporter in capturing a
A Dangerous Climate (2008)
Sent to Russia to observe the building of
Sankt Piterburkh (it was named in Dutch) by Augustus II of Poland, Rakoczy is
undercover as Arpad Arco-Tolvay, Hercegek Gyor.
Shortly after his arrival, he is assaulted, endangering Arco-Tolvay's
wife Zozia as well as himself.
Subsequent attacks become more ominous, but worse occurs when a man
arrives in Sankt Piterburkh claiming to be le Comte de Saint-Germain, and
Rakoczy has to find a way to expose the imposture without compromising his own
Burning Shadows (2009)
Carpathian Mountains, 438-440
As regional guardian in the town of Apulum
Inferior, Dom Feranescus Rakoczy Sanctu-Germainios attempts to spare the people
of his region from the Hunnic invasions while dealing with the on-going
problems of the former Roman province.
Forced to abandon the town, many inhabitants of the former province of
Dacia retreat to the monastery of Sanctu-Eustachios the Hermit which they turn
into a wooden fortress. Aided by
Nicoris, he serves as the physician for the group, and finally contrives a way
to get most of the refugees and monks to safety.
An Embarrassment of Riches (2011)
Exiled from Transylvania by Bela of Hungary
to the Court of his granddaughter, Kunigunde of Halicz, Konige of Bohemia,
Rakoczy Ferancsi is given the task of providing jewels for Kunigunde and any of
her Court enjoying her favor. Four women
are attracted to him, one of whom tries everything from seduction to blackmail
to gain his affection. As Courtly shenanigans increase, Rakoczy is increasingly
drawn into the perfidy around him, and is faced with having to decide if he
should remain in Praha for the extent of his exile and thereby save his fief in
Transylvania, or does he leave and take the chance of Konig Otakar II ordering
him caught and executed.
Commedia della Morte (2012)
France and northern Italy 1792
Madelaine de Montalia is taken prisoner by the Revolutionary Guards at her
estate in Province she dispatches her lover to Padova to ask Saint-Germain to
come rescue her from the Guillotine.
Saint-Germain, who has been patron to a troupe of French actors led by
the classically trained Photine d'Auville, and arranges with her to accompany
the troupe into France as a Commedia del'Arte company. By the time the troupe, calling itself
Commedia della Morte reaches Lyon and the prison where Madelaine is being held,
sentiments and loyalties among the troupe are in turmoil, culminating in the
youngest member attacking Saint-Germain and increasing the difficulties imposed
on their rescue efforts.
Night Pilgrims (2013)
Egypt, Nubia, and the Ethiopian borderland 1225-8
Hired as a translator by Sieur Horembaud, an Anglo-French knight leading a party of pilgrims from France and Italy to the Christian shrines and chapels in the Ethiopian Highlands,
Sandjer'min and his servant Ruthier prove useful additions to the
pilgrims. Although under constant
scrutiny for not being Christian, Sandjer'min helps Sieur Horembaud to choose
the safest way to travel southward.
Sandjer'min proves his worth as a physician attending to the fatally
sunburned Torquil, and the emotionally fragile Sorer Imogen, who is
accompanying her brother's wife to seek a miracle for his recovery from a
severe head injury. Because they are
traveling in summer the pilgrims rest by day and journey by night, which
complicates their venture as much or more than pilgrims forsaking their vows
and becoming Muslim, or turning back when the going gets rough, or becoming
caught up in desires that cannot be acted upon, let alone admitted.
Europe and America 1949-1953
Ragoczy Ferenz, Grof Szent-Germain is busy
in Europe, getting his publishing and shipping businesses working again when he
encounters an American professor from Tulane who has fled the US under a cloud
of paranoid suspicion that she is a Communist sympathizer. Through Charis Treat, Szent-Germain meets a
group of American academics living away from home, all with similar stigmas
attached to their teaching; they call themselves the Ex-Pats' Coven becuase
they are the victims of a witch hunt. In
America, a CIA bureaucrat, eager for advancement, has come up with a story that
will gain him a promotion, one that involves the Ex-Pats' Coven, and
Szent-Germain, who has gladly taken manuscripts from Coven members for
publication through Eclipse Press, and is suspected of bring a Russian
agent. Szent-Germain's relationship with
Charis becomes complex, and turns dangerous as the plot of the CIA bureaucrat
creates more danger for everyone in the Coven, and Charis Treat is in the most danger of all.
Tangential titles follow
Madelaine de Montalia titles:
Out of the House of Life (1990)
Egypt 1500-800 BC and 1823-1826 AD
In memoires and memories, Saint-Germain
recounts to Madelaine de Montalia, on a dig in Luxor, his experiences there for
800 years. Madelaine becomes involved
with a German physician and a rather sweet young Englishman while she works to
unearth the past that so fascinates her.
In the Face of Death (2001)
Europe and America 1847-1893
Madelaine de Montalia's long-term,
on-and-off again affaire with William Tecumseh Sherman, beginning in San
Francisco, including a portion of the Civil War and its aftermath, and ending
in Europe and the Middle East.
Atta Olivia Clemens
A Flame in Byzantium (1987)
Olivia in Byzantium during the reign of Justinian
Crusader's Torch (1988)
Olivia attempts to leave Tyre at the start of the 3rd
A Candle for d'Artagnan (1989)
As an aide to Cardinal Mazarin in Paris, Olivia becomes the love of Charles d'Artagnan
Saint-Germain, Olivia and Madelaine titles in Historical Order
Out of the House of Life (Madelaine)*
Dark of the Sun
A Flame in Byzantium (Olivia)
Better in the Dark
Crusader's Torch (Olivia)
Path of the Eclipse
An Embarrassment of Riches
A Feast in Exile
States of Grace
A Candle for d'Artagnan (Olivia)
Mansions of Darkness
A Dangerous Climate
Commedia della Morte
Borne in Blood
In the Face of Death (Madelaine)
Writ in Blood
* Note: The Saint-Germain Chronicles and Saint-Germain: Memoirs can be read at any time; the stories are set in different periods. Readers may decide to read Out of the House of Life after Borne in Blood but before In the Face of Death.