From a Bram Stoker Award winner, the first tale of the ancient Carpathian vampire, set in the Paris of King Louis XV . . . Le Comte de Saint-Germain appears to be a wealthy, worldly aristocrat, envied and desired by many but fully known to none. In fact, he is a vampire, born in the Carpathian Mountains in 2119 BCE, turned in his late thirties, and destined to roam the world forever, watching and participating in history. In Hotel Transylvania, this charismatic hero makes his first appearance in the long-running series as he battles against Satanists to preserve the young Madelaine de Montalia from ruin. It's a richly atmospheric tale of dark fantasy and gothic suspense from the first woman to be named a "Living Legend" by the International Horror Guild, an author who uses "her vampire hero as a lens to focus on the best and worst of human behavior throughout history" (Publishers Weekly).