By Jeanne Kalogridis
A sensual, terrifying, enormously comprehensive 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 handling his great-uncle's estate...and his urge for food. Written in diary shape as Dracula is, this compulsively readable publication has revelations that might surprise and enjoyment readers of the unique. extra erotic than Anne Rice, Kalogridis is a tremendous new voice in vampire fiction. the 1st chilling story in a thrilling new trilogy is a wealthy and terrifying historic novel set fifty years earlier than the outlet of Bram Stoker's Dracula. on the citadel of Prince Vlad Tsepesh, sometimes called Dracula, Vald's great-nephew Arkady is venerated to deal with his loved although unusual great-uncle...until he beings to achieve what's anticipated of him in his new function. it appears 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 occasion to homicide and sadistic torture. And it truly is in his blood. whilst Arkady learns that his baby 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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He looked over his shoulder, furtive as a thief making his escape, then began to run. He passed very near my window, and I drew back, not daring to breathe, pulling the curtains together so that only a tiny crack remained, to which I pressed one eye. As I watched, he crouched forward, and began to lope on all fours, like an animal, his dark cloak furling. And beneath my very gaze— It is impossible. Impossible. It is madness, yet I know I am quite sane. It was like observing a child’s growth, grossly accelerated so that the transformation of years took place in seconds.
Please—for love of your father, then! ” I demanded, catching her by the elbow and attempting to pull her to her feet. ” “Because if you do not, it will be too late; and you and your wife and child will be in terrible danger. Because of the covenant…” It made no sense; nevertheless, her words caused something in my memory to flicker. Masika Ivanovna’s countenance faded. Again I saw through the eyes of a five-year-old, gazing up trustingly at my father as the knife came down in a gleaming silver arc.
Each bedroom features a large picture window that affords a lovely view, but we have complete privacy behind our heavy curtains, and Zsuzsanna behind her shutters. Yet last night, I pulled the edge of the curtain aside to better see the moon—and when I did, my eye caught sight of something running across the stretch of ground towards Zsuzsanna’s room. Thinking it was one of the wolves Arkady so often warns me about, I pressed close to the glass to better see. I was not afraid, since the curtain hid me quite well and I doubted the animal could leap two floors, but I was very curious, as being a city-dweller I had never before seen a wolf except in picture-books.