The record-breaking phenomenon from Elizabeth Kostova is a celebrated masterpiece that "refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family’s past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe—in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world.
“Part thriller, part history, part romance...Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous tale to tell.” —Baltimore Sun
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Fantastic the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time
I love this book. I have read it twice and listened to numerous times. The book is a fantastic mix of history, character development, and amazing story telling. Any lover of vampire lore will enjoy this book.
One of the Best!!!
Kostova blends history and fiction into a wonderful book! This is the BE ALL/END ALL of Dracula Books. Not a made-up world of underground vampire families smacked full of lusty desire, but the original history of the Dracula legend blended into an engaging and suspenseful story. You get the feeling the author spent years researching for this book. The unabridged audio book is very well done! It’s hard to imagine this is her first book...
Very slow read, but in this case, its a good thing. You'll take this book to the grave with you. ; )