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Die Schattenritter 01: Unsterbliches Verlangen (edition 2009)
by Kathryn Smith, Sabine Schilasky (Übersetzer)
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I am called Chapel . . .
For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet...
Never have I known a maiden the like of Prudence Ryland, whose beauty and spirit awaken a heart I feared long cold and dead. But her young life is slipping away, and she also seeks the deliverance of the Grail -- unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. I must help Prudence, for in six hundred years, no other woman has stirred my passions so. But dare I tender to my beloved that which she most desires -- the sensuous "gift" of forever that is both rapture and a curse: my immortal kiss?
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:21:12 -0400)
Cursed to a nightmarish existence as a vampire after drinking from a hellish cup of damnation rather than the Holy Grail, Chapel has spent nearly six centuries roaming the night alone, until he encounters Prudence Ryland, a beautiful but dying young woman seeking the promised deliverance of the Grail.
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