Children of the Vampire Author:Jeanne Kalogridis In this terrifying, brilliantly imagined novel, Jeanne Kalogridis returns to the same dark, erotic territory she visited in Covenant with the Vampire. Once again she explores the breathtaking battle waged in the heart of the family Dracul-as the innocent take up arms against the monster. — With "Covenant with the Vampire", Jeanne Kalogridis launc... more »hed a thrilling new vampire trilogy that takes on one of the most intriguing horror classics of all time - Bram Stoker's "Dracula". Haunting, sensuous, and compulsively listenable, this debut novel was published to critical acclaim, and established Kalogridis as a writer to be reckoned with in vampire fiction. Now "Children of the Vampire", the dark and stylishly erotic second book in the series, delves even deeper into the terrifying mysteries behind Dracula.
It is Amsterdam, 1871, twenty-five years before the start of Stoker's novel, and twenty-five years following Arkady Tsepesh's flight from his family's ancestral castle with his wife and young son, Stefan, after learning that he and his family are bound by an ancient covenant to serve their ancestor, Prince Vlad Tsepesh - Dracula. Now a vampire, Arkady has tried to break the covenant and failed. Separated from his beloved wife and son, he has one all-consuming desire - to destroy Vlad before he draws son Stefan into eternal service through the blood ritual. He tracks Vlad and his kidnapped son to Transylvania as he seeks to free his family and put an end to the terrible covenant - even if it means he must destroy his own son.« less