Friday, January 21, 2011

Dark Dynasties: The Grigori

Happy Friday, everyone!  This is the second-to-last installment of my little series on the Dark Dynasties, and I'll save the last one for Monday.  Won't be posting this weekend, as I'm heading out to visit my family (we haven't been to see them since the end of last summer) and plan on chilling before I really ramp things up with the writing again.  Lots to do!  So a tiny break before another whirlwind:-)  However, I'll check in later today to say hello...just know I'm not ignoring you all, I'm in the car.  For hours.  Ugh.  Anyway, without further adieu, here's the scoop on the Grigori.
Little is known about the Grigori, including whether they are a true dynasty or something else altogether.  Regardless, no one would dare ban them from the Vampiric Council, the loosely-knit governing body of the nobility.  As far as anyone can tell, they are ruled by a vampire named Sariel, though he may only be a figurehead.  The deserts of the West belong to them, a place few vampires venture for fear that the Grigori, unusually tall vampires whose beauty is both exquisite and cold, would not take kindly to the intrusion.  Still, the Grigori stay out of the unending squabbles between the other dynasties, preferring to observe from a distance with their unnerving calm and reserve.  There are rumors about what the particular gift of the Grigori is, spurred on by the wing-shaped mark they wear, but like so much about this ancient dynasty, nothing is known for certain.
I'm quite anxious to explore this dynasty, actually...and that will begin in the third book!  Have a great one, everybody!


  1. I like the Drawing. Where does the Grigori bear this mark? Not on the face. Have a Nice Weekend.

  2. I'm liking this particular dynasty-great description "tall vampires whose beauty is both exquisite and cold". Very interesting that they live in the desert. Have a great weekend! Hope you made it there safely! Check yahoo email if you have a chance tomorrow. I was working on a message and realized I had a game to go to! :)

  3. Eeeek. I think I'm getting more and more excited with every dynasty you post Kendra!

  4. Hi ladies! It was a long day yesterday, so I'm sorry it's taken me until now to come over and say hi:-) Chewie was great on his first big road trip, though! And he's not even bothering my mom's Lhasa much this time:-)

    Donna, in my world, the vampires bear their marks on or about their collarbones, high up near the base of the neck, so all they have to do is pull their collars to the side and you can see the mark. You have a great weekend too!

    Lisa, I'll go check:-) And glad you think these sound interesting! I made them up, and I'm actually interested to find out more about them!

    Hi Ana!! I can't wait for you all to read it. It's a bit different than my other work so far, but I'm very happy with it. Darker than I usually write. I didn't set out for that to happen, just came about naturally.