The Historian The Historian

The Historian

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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2005
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
656
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Joy_001 ,

The only book I have read more than once! Brilliant!

Amazingly Captivating!

yslau ,

Reader123

The writing was no doubt great work, especially with all the detailed descriptions of the scenes and characters. However, all those details was also why the book became a drag and took too long to end. The plot started off very interesting and intriguing, but the ending turn out to be a great disappointment. It seemed as if the author realized the story was dragging on too long and just came up with some stupid way to end it.

Miss Gypsy ,

Great read

This is really an engaging tale. Kostova writes with a lot of rich detail that make this a book that stays with you long after you finish it.

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