by Elizabeth Kostova
Vampires prowling around dark forests and damp crypts in Central Europe, but without the usual gore, perfect for the month of Halloween. But this book is a bit more seminal than your usual vampire novel. Basically a young American girl living with her father in Europe comes across evidence that Vlad the Impaler – the real Dracula still exists. and may be hunting them. The book relates the search for the tomb of the medieval Wallachian (not Transylvanian!) tyrant Vlad Tepes (the real-life Dracula), by a handful of historians who become convinced he is still alive — or, should I say, undead. It all adds up to an exciting thriller.
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