While this was a vampire book, it was also a book on marriage and how it can change as the people in it do. I found that part of the story more interesting than the blood sucking. I was not expecting much from this beside a light read and I was pleasantly surprised.
To be honest, I could never get into the Dracula story in and of itself. I've read it, but it didn't engage me like other novels had. I would blame the style, but I've seen it done other places and liked it so I don't know. Maybe because it was very dry. However, Mina is anything but. It's much more engaging, and honestly, I read this one before I read the actual Dracula novel.
Very compelling "sequel" to the classic Dracula novel.
Mina Harker has become a different woman after drinking Dracula's blood. She is now consumed by forbidden passions and dark urges. Of course, her husband Jonathon does not understand the changes in Mina. A very good read.
Interesting treatment of "what happened then?" following the end of the original Dracula story.
Took a little while to get into it and then it grabbed me and wouldn't let go! Very different from most vampire stories and quite enjoyable.
This book is written under the name Marie Kiraly, a pseudonym of Elaine Bergstrom (on the copyright page it is stated as copyright by Elaine Bergstrom). Some later printings use the Elaine Bergstrom name and state below it was originally published with the name Marie Kiraly.
In the haunting sequel to Bram Stoker's classic Dracula, the dark prince's most famous mistress tells her story. On the brink of becoming one of the Undead, Mina Harker was saved by a stake driven through Dracula's heart. Mina tries to return to the mortal world, but after feeling Dracula's undying passion, can she go back to an ordinary marriage?