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Dracula. A name of horror, depravity and the darkest sensuality. Yet the real Dracula was just as alluring, just as terrifying, his tale not one of a monster but of a man and a contradiction. For the one they called 'The Devil's Son' was both tyrant and lawgiver, crusader and mass slaughterer, torturer and hero, lover and murderer. But Vlad's actions defy such labels. His extraordinary life burns with passion, taking him from his years as hostage to the Turk, through torture, battle, triumph and betrayal, ultimately to a last crusade - and there perhaps, beneath the twin banners of the Dragon and the Cross, to find redemption for his innumerable sins. Vlad: The Last Confession spins legend and fact together into a monumental novel of blood, love and terror. This is the true story of Dracula as it has never been told before.
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Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto, lived till he was seven in Los Angeles, then grew up in the UK. As C.C. Humphreys, Chris has written six historical fiction novels. Chris lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and young son.Review:
"While Vlad's brutal acts might have inspired the name of Bram Stoker's fictional vampire, the historical man has nothing to do with that classic novel. His real story is engrossing. " - Library Journal
"A novel that sets out to humanize and demythologize Vlad the Impaler...though he's still very naughty." - Kirkus
"An unapologetic tale about a man who endured great losses and was driven by intense passion for his country and religion...the novel is aimed much more at readers interested in the historical origins of the Dracula stories than at those looking for another vampire story. As such, it succeeds admirably.
" - Booklist
"It makes you think harder about what it good, what is evil, and what happens when the two collide and combine within the soul. I love this book. One of the best historical fiction novels I've read. It gets my highest rating and a strong recommendation.
" - The Biblio Blogazine
"It was a fascinating tale about who the real Dracula was. Rich in historical drama and bloody madness.
" - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
"The novel moves at a rapid pace, alternating between swashbuckling episodes, poignant relationships, savage encounters, and sins and redemption for them. The final chapters contain more surprises than any reader, even a Cardinal, should ever expect from historical fiction.
" - BookPleasures
"A rollicking, bloody, surprising novel of the fifteenth century which, in effect, reinvents Dracula as himself: a driven, vengeful, God-fearing human being." - Author Magazine
"An incredible story has been woven around the true facts that exist about the frightening but enigmatic leader of Wallachia and the climactic ending is superb." - Game Vortex
"Hard to put down and impossible to forget...It is a book you can emotionally lose yourself in and let yourself roam deep into the words of the story.
" - Suite 101 World Literature
"C.C. Humphreys does a fantastic job of bringing Vlad to life. Readers have a lot of preconceived notions where Dracula is concerned and Humphreys pretty much throws all that out and starts over. I loved the way he was able to show Vlad as something more than the monster readers are familiar with.
" - Debbie's Book Bag
"Vlad: The Last Confession was an interesting and engaging look at the life of Vlad Dracula and how history is shaped by political needs. " - Devourer of Books
"What makes a man commit acts of evil? Should this man be forgiven if his motivations were just? All of these questions are posed in the novel, but the answers are left up to the reader. Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys is part history, part epic adventure - an engrossing novel that will surely have you reconsidering other "villains" of the past.
" - Savvy Verse & Wit
"C.C. Humphreys has done an excellent job with opening the Western world's eyes to the hero that Vlad was. This is done through highly researched prose, full of great characters but also through further appendices which provide even more information on Vlad Tepes.
" - Read All Over Reviews
"Humphreys writes in a compelling way that brings the character and time to life and even though you want to turn away you also want to know more." - Broken Teepee
"I have got to hand it to author C.C. Humphreys on "Vlad: The Last Confession" he ultimately succeeded in humanizing one of history's darkest rulers of all time: Vlad the Impaler...this novel really appeals to a different side of Vlad I never knew existed." - Historically Obsessed
"This was a very fascinating read about the life and times of a mad and compelling man. I was sucked into the story and now I want to learn more about Vlad and his younger brother Radu: The Handsome.
" - Paranormal & Romantic Suspense Reviews
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