The Cardinal Series

A great schism has broken the church of Rome in two; a western church, traditional, and based in Rome. An Eastern church more progressive, powerful, and allowing female Cardinals and ultimately Popes.

A great schism has broken the church of Rome in two; a western church, traditional, and based in Rome. The other, the Eastern church more progressive, powerful, and allowing female Cardinals and ultimately, Popes.

Vampires and humans, an age-old cycle of prey and predator. Lady Challis, a vampire, has achieved immortality and in so doing has lived through all of human history. She saw the birth of a united Upper and Lower Egypt as consort of Pharaoh Narmer, and as a general in the mongol army of the Lord, Chinngis Khan, she rode the great Mongol at the head of thousands of warriors. The Mongol plateau and steppes were her home and happiest time. When the Crusades and persecutions of the innocents convulsed the Holy land, in the Middle ages, she was there.

In the middle ages, Lady Challis was a confident and friend of the only female Pope, Pope Joan. With the death of Pope Joan, Lady Challis plotted and planned for millennia to achieve a female Pope who is openly acknowledged and successful.

Through the dark ages of religious persecution, she guided and preserved all of her kind but now stands back from her kind, she is simply too powerful to align with one group or another, no coven is big enough.

Into her impressive and massively guarded mansion, comes a female Cardinal from the Eastern Church, Cardinal Sophyra. The Cardinal has a request. She wants Lady Challis to assassinate her father the Eastern Pope, and install her as female Pope in the East. But Cardinal Sophyra is not all she seems to be…

A great schism has broken the church of Rome in two; a western church, traditional, and based in Rome. An Eastern church more progressive, powerful, and allowing female Cardinals and ultimately Popes.

Vampires and humans, an age-old cycle of prey and predator.

Within the vampires Lady Challis has achieved immortality and in so doing has lived through all of human history. She saw the birth of a united Upper and Lower Egypt under Pharaoh Narmer; she rode across the great Mongol Steppe as a general in the army of His Lord, Chinggis Khan.

She saw the Crusades and the persecutions of innocents in the Middle ages. She guided and preserved vampires through all of these great events.

A new variant of vampires challenges her desire for a female pope and control of human religion.

This is a series of stories filled with Religion, History and vampires.