Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

This was a wonderful book. It is formed around the mystery that surrounds and combines Dracula the vampire with its namesake, Vlad "the Impaler" Dracula. As the story progresses you learn much more than the basics of vampire lore and ancient customs. There is so much I wish to put down, but how can I without giving away the whole story?

Paul is a historian in America when his life is turned upside down after finding a mysterious book. This book is the basis of the mystery which shrouds Vlad Dracula and his hiding place. When Paul's friend and teacher, Professor Bartholomiew Rossi, dissappears, Paul is stricken with grief. He knows the only way to find his friend is for him to delve into the mystery of the book and Vlad Dracula.

A wonderful book, I give it 5 stars *****

1 comment:

  1. It made me interested in doing my own research on the subject. It made me want to take the train through Eastern Europe. Most importantly it made me want to read anything else that this young author pens.

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