Vlad: The Last Confession

Vlad: The Last Confession

by C.C. Humphreys

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ISBN-13: 9781402253515
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 777,256
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto, lived till he was seven in Los Angeles, then grew up in the UK. As C.C. Humphreys, Chris has written six historical fiction novels. Chris lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and young son.

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Vlad 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
JConMartin More than 1 year ago
How to make Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, into an interesting and even sometimes~~dare I say~~sympathetic character? C.C. Humphreys has managed to do that, at least for me. That the known facts of Vlad's life have provided the skeleton (pun unintended) of the story makes the effort all the more interesting. And riveting. The culmination of the three witnesses who are presenting their testimony in the present to the past life of Vlad ends up being the biggest and most successful of the many surprises in the novel. No spoilers here, but the end is truly terrific. All in all, I highly recommend this take on Vlad the Impaler, true anti-hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are believable and the plot engaging. It connects a frequently used, but ill known historical figure and weaves an enchanging story about him utilizing sharp wit and good storytelling against a historically accurate background. I would recommend this book to anyone.
RLPace More than 1 year ago
Stepping back five centuries Saltspring Island resident C.C. Humphreys uses a different approach by taking a historical figure shrouded in myth and legend and imagines what the life of the real person might have been in Vlad - The Last Confession. Within these pages is an epic novel that gathers historical data and casts Vlad Dracul--the real Dracula--as the reviled impaler to his enemies, the Dragon's Son to his people and ultimately the hero of his homeland. This richly textured narrative, as told by those who knew him best (remember, this is fiction), casts the cartoonish figure of Stoker's novel in an entirely different light. It brilliantly brings into sharp focus the twists of fate, political and theological machinations and external forces that may have driven Vlad to the intense and excruciating means so vividly depicted by Humphreys. The rich characterizations and exquisite eye for detail make this an epic read, though not for the faint of heart. As Vlad Dracul learned the hard way in the 15th century, 'we torture so that we will not be tortured'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author did a great job telling a story with many layers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C.C.Humphreys does it again with this page turner of a novel. A must read. ~*~LEB~*~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book.so much. It was vivid with violence and beauty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting look at the life of Vlad before the whole Dracula legend we all know so well. It was good but not great and I read it quickly but it lagged a little in the middle and lacked an unknown element that would have made it a new and great addition to the Dracula legend.
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purpledragonBD More than 1 year ago
I have always been fascinated with the story of Vlad Dracula; this historical fiction about him is amazing! I found it very hard to put down and read it in a few days, although it was a nice, long book!
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This was simply superb! To turn a reviled symbol of naked evil into a sympathetic, devoted ruler, committed Christian, tireless Crusader and faithful friend is a work of pure Genius. One of the best things I've read this decade!
BusyReader More than 1 year ago
A highly readable book about Vlad the man; not Dracula.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suprisingly good read. An interesting take with a few surprises.
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