By Jeanne Kalogridis
A sensual, terrifying, particularly finished first novel, this attention-grabbing prequel to the vintage and most well liked horror novel of all time, Dracula, makes a speciality of Dracula's great-nephew, who inherits the task of dealing with his great-uncle's estate...and his urge for food. Written in diary shape as Dracula is, this compulsively readable e-book has revelations that might surprise and enjoyment readers of the unique. extra erotic than Anne Rice, Kalogridis is an enormous new voice in vampire fiction. the 1st chilling story in an exhilarating new trilogy is a wealthy and terrifying old novel set fifty years sooner than the outlet of Bram Stoker's Dracula. on the citadel of Prince Vlad Tsepesh, often referred to as Dracula, Vald's great-nephew Arkady is venerated to take care of his cherished even though unusual great-uncle...until he beings to achieve what's anticipated of him in his new position. apparently both he offers his great-uncle with unsuspecting sufferers to fulfill his wishes, or Vlad will kill these Arkady loves. he's trapped into changing into get together to homicide and sadistic torture. And it really is in his blood. while Arkady learns that his infant son is being groomed sooner or later to keep on with in his footsteps, he understands that he needs to struggle Dracula, whether it potential loss of life.
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To my dismay and relief, my husband returned home only a few hours later, with an Englishman who was visiting the castle, a Mister Jeffries. Arkady was so cheered by having a visitor—and I must admit, despite my misery, I too enjoyed his company, and found it a pleasant distraction from my worries—that I could not consider spoiling his good mood. We had an early dinner with our guest. As I expected, Zsuzsanna did not come down for it and sent a message via Dunya that she was still indisposed. Mister Jeffries, it seems, is a journalist who recently returned to the Continent after a news-gathering trip to America.
I found his company so agreeable that I escorted him myself on a tour of the castle, though of course Uncle’s private chambers were off-limits. As we climbed the spiraling stone staircase, I said, “I translated the letter which my uncle Vlad posted to you in Bistritz; so you are writing some sort of newspaper article, then, for the London Times? And you wish to interview Uncle? What precisely is the article about? Transylvanian history? ” Mister Jeffries brightened at this; his face is elastic, wonderfully mobile.
How refreshing it is to see someone so idealistic, so charmingly naive. ” His expression grew suddenly stern. ” I tried to redirect the conversation back to the rumini, but he refused to discuss that subject any further as well, and instead began to speak of plans to go to England by the end of next year, when Zsuzsanna would be well, and the baby old enough to travel. I promised to do what I could to contact some solicitors about the possible purchase of property. Impressed I may be by his generosity, but privately, I was quite put off by his condescension toward Mother, and toward my “naivete”; I suppose the aristocracy have no better defense than to insult those with progressive egalitarian views.
Covenant with the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul 01) by Jeanne Kalogridis