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Children of the Vampire (The Diaries of the Family Dracul #2)
     

Children of the Vampire (The Diaries of the Family Dracul #2)

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by Kalogridis
 

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The story begun in the acclaimed first novel in the trilogy, Covenant with the Vampire, continues in the second novel, as the heir of Vlad the Impaler tries to put an end to the Dracul family's horrifying legacy.

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The story begun in the acclaimed first novel in the trilogy, Covenant with the Vampire, continues in the second novel, as the heir of Vlad the Impaler tries to put an end to the Dracul family's horrifying legacy.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Both a prequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula and a sequel to Kalogridis's own Covenant with the Vampire (1994), this second novel in a projected trilogy suffers by comparison to both. Arkady Tsepesh, the protagonist of Covenant, flees the castle of his great-granduncle, Vlad, Count Dracula, but he can't elude the influence of the vampire bite that has bound him to his sire, as it has the firstborn male of each generation of Tsepeshs for the past four centuries. Meanwhile, Arkady's wife, Mary, who has given her husband up for dead, moves to Amsterdam and marries Doctor Jan Van Helsing. Neither Stefan, her son by Arkady, nor Abraham, whom the Van Helsings have adopted, have reason to suspect they are not blood brothers until the family curse draws Stefan to Vlad's castle in Transylvania. Gratuitous scenes of sex and violence perpetrated by the merciless Vlad and Arkady's hedonistic vampire sister, Zsuzsanna, fail to alleviate the tedium of the narrative, told in diary format through a number of voices. Notwithstanding its occasional plot twists, this novel does little more than rehash the plot elements of Covenant with the Vampire while setting the stage for events that will occur in the last book in the series. Translation, performance rights: Scovil, Chichak, Galen Literary Agency.(Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440222699
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Diaries of the Family Dracul Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
895,699
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Children of the Vampire (The Diaries of the Family Dracul #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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When I first got this book i was like OKAYYY weird...I did not know that it was a sequel but then I found out,but anyways I started reading it.. OMG great book very interesting and erotic but in a nice way...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really don't like the original novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. I enjoy the story behind it, and I think it could be a very detailed and interesting story, but when I read the book, I found myself severly disapointed. So, to fill the void, I rented these books from the library. And I was...shocked at the..creativity of this story. The author took a back story that is very timeless and well known and made something very unique and different with it. I enjoyed this book greatly, and I was rather happy with it. I suggest that if you felt a bit let down with the original Dracula, you should pick up these books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a continuation of Covenant With the Vampire, in Children of the Vampire, Arkady Tsepesh lives in fear of the family obligation or curse to provide Vlad Dracula the first born male of each generation for a blood sacrifice. This has been a tradition for over 400 years and Arkady insists that this nightmare is going to end with him. The book has the same dark atmosphere as the first in the trilogy and the suspense keeps building. Written in a diary format, you are able to get close to each person and feel their overwhelming hope, despair, tragedy throughout. This is an excellent sequel to Covenant With the Vampire.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books, alot of the books I read don't catch my attention as this one did. I've read it over and over. I definately recomend it to any Vlad Tepes fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent book. When I first started reading this book, I didn't know that it was book two in a trilogy, and became very disenhearted, for I never do well in a series without reading book one. But this book grabs you and holds you in place with stone until you finish. This book is so excellent, that as soon as I finished, I flipped to page 1 and started reading again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Picking up where the last one left off, it kept my interest the ENTIRE time I was reading it. I was not previously aware of how it tied in with Stoker's Dracula (I didn't think it was actually related to Stoker's Dracula), and I was very pleasantly surprised when I read the name Abraham Van Helsing.