A thrilling debut novel from a major new writer in the field of vampire fiction. A real page-turner, terrifying and thrilling. (BYLINE) In 1845 Arkady Tsepesh, with his heavily pregnant wife, Mary, journeys to the land of his birth - Transylvania. Now the last of his bloodline, Arkady will take over the management of his Great Uncle Vlad's estate. On arrival, Mary begins to suspect something dreadfully wrong between the elderly Vlad and Zsuzsanna, his crippled young niece. And as unprecedented wolf attacks grow more frequent and Vlad's grip over their lives becomes more apparent, Mary and Arkady begin to comprehend that they are pawns in a terrible age-old game - its latest object their unborn child.
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A sensual, terrifying, incredibly accomplished first novel, this fascinating prequel to the classic and most popular horror novel of all time, Dracula, focuses on Dracula's great-nephew, who inherits the job of managing his great-uncle's estate...and his appetite. Written in diary form as Dracula is, this compulsively readable book has revelations that will shock and delight readers of the original. More erotic than Anne Rice, Kalogridis is a major new voice in vampire fiction. The first chilling tale in an exciting new trilogy is a rich and terrifying historical novel set fifty years before the opening of Bram Stoker's Dracula. At the castle of Prince Vlad Tsepesh, also known as Dracula, Vald's great-nephew Arkady is honored to care for his beloved though strange great-uncle...until he beings to realize what is expected of him in his new role. It seems that either he provides his great-uncle with unsuspecting victims to satisfy his needs, or Vlad will kill those Arkady loves. He is trapped into becoming party to murder and sadistic torture. And it is in his blood. When Arkady learns that his newborn son is being groomed one day to follow in his footsteps, he knows that he must fight Dracula, even if it means death.From the Inside Flap:
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