It is A.D. 938, and the Count Saint-Germain has suffered a shipwreck along the northern coast of the German lands. Nearly dead, he is taken to the Saxon fortress town of Leosan, to be held for ransom or the pleasure of King Otto. There he falls in love with Lady Ranagonda, but disaster befalls them when the Christian priest accuses both the Count and Ranagonda of sorcery.

Better in the Dark 1995, St. Martins Press-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312859787

Trade paperback

Better in the Dark 1993, Tor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312855048