A true bride of January, Vanessa thrived on the strength of her ambitions. Even her most secret dream to marry into nobility was suddenly within her grasp when handsome Lord Edward Norville fell madly in love with her.
But Edward’s proud ancestry was marred by an unearthly malignancy that was destined to twist her hopes and challenge her Saturnian endurance.
For, the instant she dared to marry him, the ancient family curse against the brides of Capricorn would be hungrily waiting to claim her as its fourth victim.
Then the lights went out. She was helpless in the dank, cavernous wine cellar. Then suddenly from a distance she heard a low, gloating chuckle – a malevolent sound that sent her fears soaring!
Wheeling around she snapped her flashlight beam in the drection of the sound. To her utter shock, she saw the outline of a crouching figure in some sort of ragged robe. Then the beam leveled on the features of a gargoyle with a twisted mouth and glittering, insane eyes.
Vanessa screamed and stumbled into total blackness…….
Writen by W.E. Dan Ross. Published by Berkley Medallion Books December 1976.
The last in this months themed Gothics, Brides of Saturn is one in a series, published by Berkley, featuring a book for each sign of the zodiac.
Other titles in this series include:
TWILIGHT FOR TAURUS By Miriam Lynch
TERROR OF THE TWIN By Dorothy Daniels
THE MOON SHADOW By Kim Allyson
THE LION’S GATE By J. Alexander
MAIDEN OF GLORY ISLAND By June Wetherell
BALANCE OF TERROR By Cynthia Van Hazinga
NIGHT OF THE SCORPION By Saliee O’Brien