Covenant with the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul, Bk 1)
Covenant with the Vampire - Diaries of the Family Dracul, Bk 1 Author:Jeanne Kalogridis Beginning fifty years before the start of Bram Stoker's novel, Covenant with the Vampire introduces us to Dracula's family, who are bound by a covenant as ancient as their blood to serve Dracula and to protect him. At the castle of Prince Vlad Tsepesh, also known as Dracula, Vlad's great nephew Arkady has recently taken over the job ... more »of managing the thriving, busy estate. Arkady is honored to care for his beloved though eccentric great uncle...until he begins to realize what is expected of him in his new role.
Either he provides his great uncle with victims to satisfy his needs, or Vlad will kill those Arkady loves. He is trapped into torture. And it is in his blood. When Arkady learns that his newborn son is being groomed to follow one day in his footsteps, he knows that he must fight Dracula, even if it means his death.« less
A very interesting take on the dracula myth. Arkady Psepesh returns to Transylvania upon the death of his father and immediately here's the many rumors from the far away village. devil...covenant...vampire. He brings his pregnant wife, Mary to meet his family - his sister, Zsuzsanna and his uncle, Vlad.
This is a roller coaster ride of rumor, suspicion and terrified villagers. Such unbelievable things are happening to Arkady that he fears for his sanity. Mary is getting a different but just as horrifying education from the servants and Zsuzsanna. This is an extremely well-written horror story that leads you on an electrifying adventure encased in blood and death.
Note: Surprisingly enough Dracul means dragon and dracula means son of the dragon. How did vampire come from this?
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If you love Dracula - you'll love this trilogy. Written in the same "diary" format as Bram Stoker's classic. The trilogy gives you a before, during, and after to Dracula. Jeanne Kalogridis did an awesome job of writing her stories around the established classic so that it seems part of the original story. Read the set !!!
This is really a great book as soon as I quit trying to compare it to all the movies I have seen. It is really very good gives you three different points of view and lines of thoughts. Great story can't really explain it without giving it away but very much worth a read especially if you like dracula and Vlad the impaler has made you wonder why?
The author's style is similar to Stoker's Dracula. It has the correct feel, and was very enjoyable to read. If you are expecting a more modern take on Dracula, this in not the book. This is the traditional version.