The Lady of Serpents (Vampyricon Series #2)

The Lady of Serpents (Vampyricon Series #2)

by Douglas Clegg

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Overview

With ancient sorceries unleashed, this game of thrones and vampires begin anew as a dark adversary holds Aleric, the Falconer, prisoner -- and prey. In this, the second book of The Vampyricon, New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg continues the epic dark saga of Aleric, the newly-anointed priest-king of the tribe of vampyres.

The kingdom is home of the shadow-priests of the Veil, who whisper dark secrets to their new queen as white towers rise and forests fall. Heretics burn on the Illumination Nights and an enormous arena houses endless gladiatorial blood-fights between vampyre and shapeshifter, and somewhere in the bowels of the castle sits an infernal machine for the torment of the vampyre race -- called the Red Scorpion.

In a medieval world, within a forgotten century where dark and dangerous magic lies hidden among lost cities of legend, Aleric the Falconer must escape his prison and find the vampyre Pythia, who has been taken prisoner herself halfway across the world.

Be sure to get the rest of the Vampyricon trilogy:

The Queen of Wolves, Book Three

Praise for The Vampyricon:

"If you like Game of Thrones and vampires, you're going to love The Vampyricon." - Robert Swartwood, USA Today bestselling author of The Serial Killer's Wife and New Avalon.

"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:

Lights Out
Neverland
The Children's Hour
The Halloween Man
You Come When I Call You
The Hour Before Dark
Nightmare House
Bad Karma
Goat Dance
Breeder
Afterlife
Purity
Dark of the Eye
The Words
Wild Things
Red Angel
Night Cage
Mischief
The Infinite
The Abandoned
The Necromancer
Isis
Naomi
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Attraction
Night Asylum
The Priest of Blood
The Lady of Serpents
The Queen of Wolves

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150662841
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Series: Vampyricon Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 251,761
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 25 books, including The Priest of Blood, The Hour Before Dark and many others. He lives on the coast of New England and is working on his next novel.

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1958

Place of Birth:

Alexandria, Virginia

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Lady of Serpents (Vampyricon Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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It has been so long since I began reading a trilogy that's quite as remarkable as Douglas Clegg's The Vampyricon. The Priest of Blood (Book One) was an amazing medieval tale that turned to battles and vampires and ancient cities. In The Lady of Serpents, the world turns more and more toward dark fantasy as the break in the Veil brings shadow priests called White Robes to the new city, built for the Falconer's first love -- now, his great enemy. This is the most original take on the mythology of vampires -or vampyres, as Mr. Clegg puts it- that I have read in many years. The Lady of Serpents goes from the modern world to medieval France, all the way to the 'new' world. I can't wait to see how the Falconer and the tribe of vampires return in the third novel. This is unlike any trilogy I've read, and it just moves like a rocket. The last 80 pages alone is a novel by itself, set in what seems to be medieval Mexico. Usually middle books in a trilogy are a bit slow, but not The Lady of Serpents. This books is fast-paced and full of action and twists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Aleric the Falconer was converted into a Vampyre many of his peers believed he was the hero who would lead them to the Promised Land as the savior ready to battle the likes of Enora the sorcerer and her minions. However, Aleric failed at his destiny when Enora captures him like she has done to so many other Vampyres. Humiliated and demeaned, he must survive by entertaining his captor by fighting in her arena refusal means a horrific death.----------------------- Aleric knows his race is losing hope so he must find a means to escape his incarceration. If he manages that impossible task, Aleric concludes her cannot defeat the sorcerer or the power behind her reign, an unknown alchemist¿ he needs to obtain help from to destroy Enora. He knows the only individual who can provide that, his enemy who seduced him into becoming an undead, Pythia, the Lady of Serpents.--------------------------- LADY OF SERPENTS is a fascinating Vampyricon tale starring a wonderful unsure hero struggling with the need to overcome his latest round of mistakes in order to achieve what most believes is his destiny. In many ways Enora is the more fascinating character with her evil use of prisoners as slaves, ¿entertainers¿, and cannon fodder, but will admires the filled with doubts Aleric still trying against all odds. Fans of vampire epics will appreciate this enjoyable fantasy while seeking out the Aleric¿s previous tale THE PRIEST¿S BLOOD.---------------------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Normally I would not write a review, but I feel strongly about the disappointment in this book. The author cannot make up his mind in which direction he wishes to take this character, also he cannot make up his mind on how many characters he wishes to introduce. Not only is the reader left hanging after book one, they are left hanging after book two as well. It is apparent that book two was written in a rush with little known direction. Book One was a great story with great potential, Book Two failed miserably. Let us hope for better in Book Three. Mr. Clegg please get your act together and please deliver on what was promised in the first Book 'Priest of Blood'.