Blood Games Author:Chelsea Quinn Yarbro The third in Yarbro's series of novels about the handsome, mysterious, and ageless Ragoczy Sanct' Germain Franciscus, Blood Games is a tale of love and horror set during the last chaotic days of Nero's Rome - a time marked by excesses of high living, cruel violence, and intricate political intrigue. — Central to the novel are the grat Games in th... more »e Circus Maximus that are so enjoyed by the mad emperor. As a wealthy foreign resident in Rome, Sanct' Germain witnesses the shocking atrocities committed during these spectacles, and a scandalous injustice forces him to become involved with the gladiators and bestiarii who participate in the arena's deadly competition.
When Sanct' Germain attempts to save the woman he loves - a woman tortured by a perverted and sadistic husband - his own life is threatened, and he must finally weigh the cost of sharing his dark, inviolable secret.
A richly detailed setting in one of history's most fascinating periods combines with a fast-paced story of political danger, private passion, and the awesome magical arts of the hero to carry Blood Games along to a thrilling finish.« less