But as he delves into the history of Dracula and his own lineage, Barkeley discovers that his selection for this job was based on more than his talent with rare books. Now, he has a perilous decision to make—save his life with a coward’s flight, or wage a deadly battle with an ancient foe. A mystery buyer has hired him to authenticate the original draft of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Stoker's Manuscript #ad - When he travels to transylvania to personally deliver the manuscript to the legendary Bran Castle, Barkeley, a Romanian orphan himself, soon realizes that his employer is the son of the infamous Vlad Dracula. Debut author royce prouty offers a spellbinding tale of history, destiny, folklore, and redemption.
Joseph Barkeley has a gift.
The Shadow Land: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - From the #1 bestselling author of the Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present—and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. A young american woman, bulgaria, alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother.
As alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression—and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Elizabeth kostova’s new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country.
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Publishers weekly“in the shadow land, a master storyteller, Elizabeth Kostova, brings vividly to life an unfamiliar country—Bulgaria—and a painful history that feels particularly relevant now. Soon after arriving in this elegant east European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi—and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags.
Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov.
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Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here. A sickly child, bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. The prequel to dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s—and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.
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Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. When renowned painter robert oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed.
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. Elena begins to be haunted by a mysterious wolf. There they meet the scholar Professor Kovacs and his niece Elena. With great pacing and a creative plot. Darkcornerbooks. Coma chilling sequel to dracULA by Bram Stoker that recaptures that atmospheric mystery and horror of the original. In 1997, to celebrate 100 years since the first publication of dracula by bram Stoker, Penguin Books asked Freda Warrington - on the strength of her "A Taste of Blood Wine" vampire series - to write a sequel in celebration of the original Dracula.
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The HistorianLittle, Brown and Company #ad - 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. 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.
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, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, century after century, and the depths of Eastern Europe.
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. 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.
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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.
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But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, he discovers a Victorian watercolor of a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Amanda. Nine months after the death of his beloved wife amanda left him shattered, relocates from North Carolina to the English countryside, Peter Byerly, a young antiquarian bookseller, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books.
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The Demonologist: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - With his life suddenly in shambles, he impulsively whisks his beloved twelve-year-old daughter, Tess, off to Venice after all. If he fails, he will lose Tess forever. She leaves plane tickets and an address on his desk, advising David that her employer is not often disappointed. So when the mysterious thin woman arrives at his office and invites him to travel to Venice and witness a “phenomenon, ” he turns her down.
When david rushes back to the hotel, he discovers Tess perched on the roof’s edge, high above the waters of the Grand Canal. But what happens in Venice will change everything. Before she falls, she manages to utter a final plea: Find me. Words that have left scars—and a mystery—behind. The girl has recently been stricken by the same melancholy moods David knows so well, and he hopes to cheer her up and distract them both from the troubles at home.
. Not that david is a believer—he sees what he teaches as a branch of the imagination and nothing more. Winner of the 2014 thriller award for best novel** fans of the historian won’t be able to put down this spellbinding literary horror story in which a Columbia professor must use his knowledge of demonic mythology to rescue his daughter from the Underworld.
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The Lost Book of the Grail: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany’s search takes on grave importance, about the Grail, leading the pair to discover secrets about the cathedral, and about themselves. Lovett's unique work combines literary and historical research with classic elements of cozy mysteries, classic love stories, and exciting adventure tales to create a true genre-blending masterpiece.
His one respite is his time spent nestled in the library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. But when a beautiful young american named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library’s manuscripts, Arthur’s tranquility is broken.
Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. At once funny, and suspenseful, the lost Book of the Grail has something for every kind of reader, heartwarming, and every kind of book-lover, alike. Bustle.
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From the new york times bestselling author of the bookman’s tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile’s quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library.
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But hidden in the hold of the Russian schooner Demeter, an ancient predator with a lust for blood lies in wait. Soon, the voyage takes a sinister turn, and the crew realizes the grave danger they are in. Will any of them make it to their destination alive?Two-time Amazon Bestseller in Vampire Horror.
The Devil's Bible: A Novel The Bohemian TrilogyPegasus Books #ad - But mouse's past is about to catch up with her. The devil’s Bible. She’s spent the last seven hundred years hiding in plain sight. She calls herself emma Nicholas—a normal name for a normal college professor living a normal life. How it drives people mad. But all of it is a lie, and, when forces emerge that threaten to expose her, Mouse has no choice but to take flight once more.
Desperate and on the run, Mouse unexpectedly finds hope in a stranger’s kindness. How it was written in the shadows by the hand of the devil himself. But no one knows the truth—no one except Mouse. She’s been running from the truth at the heart of the Devil’s Bible for so long that no one even knows her name anymore.
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