The best-selling adventure series is back! Blood of the Sacred Blood of the Damned is Jane Jensen's third Gabriel Knight mystery. Based on a real-life enigma GK3 puts you high in the mountains of Francein the unassuming town of Rennes-le- Chateau. The first demand for a Gabriel Knight 3 arrived by e-mail exactly four days after the release of Gabriel Knight 2. It was soon followed by hundreds more from fans and game reviewers around the world. When The Beast Within won thelion's share of 1996 game awards the future of the series was assured. Now finally designer Jane Jensen has unveiled the latest mystery to puzzle her intrepid shadow hunter...We do hope you're not afraid of a little intrigue Blood of the Sacred Blood of the Damned is set in a small village and valleyin rural Europe. The village Rennes-le-Chateau is a real village and is the location of a Great Enigmaeither that or a Great Scam depending on yourlevel of belief The case begins when Gabriel is invited for a weekend at the home of acurrently dethroned royal scion. Grace is delighted assuming that at lastthey're moving into the kinds of circles a family like the Ritters ought tohobnob with. But it turns out that the 'Prince's' motivation for inviting Gabriel was not a social one. He has a new infant son and is concerned for his safety because the Prince's family has been plagued for generations by what seem to be a secretive sect of vampires. It turns out the Prince was right to be afraid. The very first night Gabriel watches guard over his infant son the boy is kidnapped. Gabriel gives chase and winds up at the train station. He follows the kidnappers to Rennes-le-Chateau but quickly loses their trail. Gabriel will be to realize that the mystery that surrounds the Prince's family and the mystery of this ancient little town are not only connected but will involve both very real current political agendas and ancient secrets.