What Does The Legend Of Vlad The Impaler Have To Do With The Modern World Is It Possible That The Dracula Of Myth Truly Existed And That He Has Lived On, Century After Century, Pursuing His Own Unknowable Ends The Answers To These Questions Cross Time And Borders, As First The Father And Then The Daughter Search For Clues, From Dusty Ivy League Libraries To Istanbul, Budapest, And The Depths Of Eastern Europe In City After City, In Monasteries And Archives, In Letters And In Secret Conversations, The Horrible Truth Emerges About Vlad The Impaler S Dark Reign And About A Time Defying Pact That May Have Kept His Awful Work Alive Down Through The Ages To You, Perceptive Reader, I Bequeath My History Late One Night, Exploring Her Father S Library, A Young Woman Finds An Ancient Book And A Cache Of Yellowing Letters The Letters Are All Addressed To My Dear And Unfortunate Successor, And They Plunge Her Into A World She Never Dreamed Of A Labyrinth Where The Secrets Of Her Father S Past And Her Mother S Mysterious Fate Connect To An Inconceivable Evil Hidden In The Depths Of History The Letters Provide Links To One Of The Darkest Powers That Humanity Has Ever Known And To A Centuries Long Quest To Find The Source Of That Darkness And Wipe It Out It Is A Quest For The Truth About Vlad The Impaler, The Medieval Ruler Whose Barbarous Reign Formed The Basis Of The Legend Of Dracula Generations Of Historians Have Risked Their Reputations, Their Sanity, And Even Their Lives To Learn The Truth About Vlad The Impaler And Dracula Now One Young Woman Must Decide Whether To Take Up This Quest Herself To Follow Her Father In A Hunt That Nearly Brought Him To Ruin Years Ago, When He Was A Vibrant Young Scholar And Her Mother Was Still Alive Parsing Obscure Signs And Hidden Texts, Reading Codes Worked Into The Fabric Of Medieval Monastic Traditions And Evading The Unknown Adversaries Who Will Go To Any Lengths To Conceal And Protect Vlad S Ancient Powers One Woman Comes Ever Closer To The Secret Of Her Own Past And A Confrontation With The Very Definition Of Evil Elizabeth Kostova S Debut Novel Is An Adventure Of Monumental Proportions, A Relentless Tale That Blends Fact And Fantasy, History And The Present, With An Assurance That Is Almost Unbearably Suspenseful And Utterly Unforgettable.
Elizabeth Z Johnson Kostova was born Elizabeth Z Johnson in New London, Connecticut and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where she graduated from the Webb School of Knoxville She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she won the 2003 Hopwood Award for her Novel in Progress She is married to a Bulgarian scholar Her Elizabeth Z Johnson Kostova was born Elizabeth Z Johnson in New London, Connecticut and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where she graduated from the Webb School of Knoxville She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she won the 2003 Hopwood Award for her Novel in Progress She is married to a Bulgarian scholar Her first novel, The Historian, was published in 2005, and it has become a best seller.Kostova released her second novel The Swan Thieves on January 12, 2010
- 642 pages
- The Historian
- Elizabeth Kostova
- 12 October 2018 Elizabeth Kostova