The man known as Falconer was born of a whore, served the royal court as a predator trainer, and warred against the infidel Saracens as a conscripted soldier in the Holy Land. But it wasn't until he found himself in the arms of a creature called Pythia that he was truly born into his destined role-that of vampire...
"The stunning first volume of a new dark fantasy epic from Stoker-winner Clegg (Nightmare House) gives the iconic vampire a massive makeover and draws fresh possibilities from its most familiar aspects. This rich and symbol-laden blend of myth and history makes intense reading while it lays a solid foundation for later books in the series."– Publishers Weekly
"Astonishing...The Priest of Blood is a bloody gem."– Christopher Rice, New York Times bestselling author with Anne Rice of Ramses the Damned
"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
"If you like Game of Thrones and vampires, you'll love The Vampyricon."– USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood
Sing to me, Falconer, of what was and what shall be. Blow the victory ram's horn and recall the destiny to which you were so cruelly taken.
How you came to us in the night of your soul's despair, on the rocky ledges and fallen citadels of the eastern kingdoms. Roar the story of the warrior-youth from the West, who came to plunder the treasures of Antioch and Kur-Nu and was himself plundered...
Here is the story that has been kept secret for more than eight hundred years, suppressed by the Keepers of the Veil, hunted by the humans who came after the Falconer, and buried by those he most trusted.
The shroud of history is upon humankind and those born of the Serpent as well, and all has been lost from the past, but you will invoke it now that it might live—
Speak the prophecies of Medhya, and of the secret wars that would not have begun without the appearance of the Maz-Sherah—
And remember the tale of the Priest of Blood, who brought you to this desolate and wretched and noble state...