By Jeanne Kalogridis
The tale started within the acclaimed first novel within the trilogy, Covenant with the Vampire, continues within the moment novel, because the inheritor of Vlad the Impaler attempts to place an finish to the Dracul family's scary legacy.
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Beside it, Transylvania seems anciently evil, decadent, corrupt as a mouldering corpse. Grateful for the change, I put the terror of the past behind me. I embraced the Dutch people to the extent that I spoke nothing but their language, forgetting my native tongue. For more than twenty-five years, I had been so far removed from danger that I began to believe I and my children were safe. Now, to find this long-dead fear resurrected . . "I cannot," I said, withdrawing my hand from beneath his. "Please ...
I hid in the kitchen until I heard first her light steps, then his heavier ones, upon the stairs. Gerda, Gerda, my fallen love! How shall I reclaim your heart? And you, Stefan, my only brother . . how shall I remove the taint and return to the innocent trust that was ours? We grew up so unalike, my brother and I, yet we were of one mind. He was the younger one, the passionate one, the one who constantly required my rescue. Yet his daring inspired me to overcome my natural diffidence at times; and my constancy in turn inspired him.
I am immortal, yes; and even if my life extends through all eternity, I pray never again to hear such a sound. ) Jean screamed—a scream to pierce the very gates of Heaven. I caught but a glimpse of his body arched in spasm as the stake ascended, piercing his bowels; more than that I could not bear to witness but instead closed my eyes and covered with my palms the ears of poor Dunya, who added her own cry of anguish to his. We clung to each other in our misery. At last silence fell. I looked up to find that the young man had, in his agony, fainted; now Vanya, atremble with excitement, struggled feverishly to raise the stake.
Children of the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul 02) by Jeanne Kalogridis