A good read for lovers of the Family Dracul..
An original approach to the Dracula family chronicles.
Kalogridis is very good at getting the reader to feel the evil of the characters.
Arkady has been turned vampire and "lives" to end the existence of his uncle Vlad and his sister, Zsuzsanna. His son, Stefan and his wife, Mary have successfully escaped Vlad and Arkady is desperate to find and protect them. Thinking Arkady dead, Mary has married Jan Van Helsing and adopted a child (Bram). It takes 26 years for Arkady to finally find them and then all hell breaks loose. Stefan is enthralled and kidnapped by Zsuzsanna and his brother Bram is ensnared by Arkady to help rescue him. Thus begins the adventures of Bram and the legacy of Van Helsing.
This is much darker than Covenant with the Vampire. More vile as children have become the targets of these deranged vampires. Again, a well-written - if at times grotesque - story that gives you a feel for the life and times of 1872