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The preuel 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 themIt is 1868 and a twenty one year old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil Ar. “It is believed that the strongest of them can assume any form be it bat wolf swirling mist even human They can appear young old or any age between Some can manipulate the elements producing fog storms crashing thunder Their motives remain unknown but one thing is clear they leave a trail of death in their wake thinking no of a human life than we would the life of a fly” Dacre Stoker knows a thing or two about vampires Dracula in particular given that his great grand uncle was none other than Bram Stoker Dacre has had non literary careers of his own but for a while now has picked up the family business and been writing not only about his illustrious ancestor but with some assistance from writing partners fiction relating to you know who He wrote a seuel to Dracula a few years back incorporating Bram as a character This time he has written a preuel Bram image from GotIrelandcomWe spend time with Bram Stoker at age seven a sickly child since birth as was the real Bram but with a particularly interesting nanny one Ellen Crone the actual name of the Stoker nanny She does not eat with the family preferring to dine alone But she is very caring toward the Stoker children most particularly Bram The family summons a medical relation when Bram seems to be getting worse But the application of leeches is not what Bram needs Ellen has a better idea and takes care of him Soon after he begins a true recovery bounding from sickly child to a very active one Shame about that scabby itch on his arm though Young Bram and his sister Matilda sink their teeth into this mystery and engage in a bit of field researchDacre Stoker and friends Image from ValeOfGlamorgancomPart of the fun of this book is seeing the usually pretty clear lines between the real Bram’s novel and Dacre’s preuel Where did the notion of Dracula originate How about Van Helsing Damsels in distress or were they maybe enjoying themselves a bit too much for Victorian sDacre has a lot of original material from which to draw Bram’s at least what has not been lost to the sands of time or maybe preserved in a coffin somewhere for safe keeping Dacre has also written non fiction books about his esteemed ancestor and had a bit of a road show Stoker on Stoker in which he lectured about Bram and his bookAnother fun element for me anyway was the opportunity looking into this book offered to dig up some dirt on the real Bram The one piece of intel that I found most amazing was that when Bram first submitted his manuscript it was as a work of non fiction Because of tender sensibilities at the time about a relatively recent bout of wide scale mortality it was thought better to present it as fiction In doing that the first 101 pages of Bram’s manuscript vanished like a sated bloodsucker on a foggy night I have put some fun materials in EXTRA STUFF if you are irresistibly drawn to diving down those rabbit holesThe 1922 German Nosferatu – image from Smithsonian MagazineSo the story of Dracul sick boy and sis try to find out what the real deal is with the beloved if decidedly odd nanny Fortune may have blown her into the Stoker family’s life but no she did not arrive on the East Wind There are times when she looks uite young Others when she seems rather aged Dacre brings in an old Irish Stoker was born and raised in Ireland legend about a failed love that turns gruesome The tale of the Dearg Due is used to wonderful and meaningful effect There are two timelines We open with adult Bram in a castle like place trying to keep a monster of certain sort locked in a room Problem is that the various substances he is using to keep the thing from escaping are running out and there is a real uestion of whether the aid he is expecting will arrive in time This contemporary 1868 piece includes the tale of Bram his family and others including a pre Van Helsing trying to track down people follow clues and do justice against dark foes The other line is Bram and his sister Matilda as young sibs with scant understanding of what they have seen attempting to figure it out Both lines were fun although I am not sure there would be many children of the ages portrayed who would be uite so resourceful even in the mid 19th century Feel free to suspend your disbelief and let it hang by its toes from the ceiling as it stares at you with red hungry eyes Bela Lugosi defined Dracula for a generation Image from Smithsonian MagazineIn keeping with great grand uncle’s form Dacre tells the story through several sources The Journal of Bram Stoker Letters from Matilda to Ellen Crone and The Diary of Thornley Stoker are the primary views There is also The Notes of Arminius Vambéry a patient case record and a few sections that are pure omniscient narrator All of it made me bare my teeth in a good way Dacre adds some nice interpretations of the rules of vampirism what works what doesn’t what their limitations might be They can change into what And eye color shifting some telepathy an interesting item on the separated parts of the undead There are plenty of classic vampire tropes and for the big guy himself a reminder of his Carpathian rep for how he disposed of his enemies Dacre tosses in a few refs to relevant lit of the era a bit of EAPoe The Woman in White one or two The book closes with a lovely reference a name that will be familiar There were also some pretty nifty plot twists that worked well Gripes Well I mentioned the age vs competence thing No big whoop really I confess to occasionally getting an image in my tiny mind of Velma Daphne Fred Shaggy and a certain pooch when the adult crew was deciding on a dime to dash to this or that place to pursue the latest clue I am not saying that I minded this In fact it contributed to the fun aspect of the book But some might not enjoy what seems a bit of lightness in what is supposed to be a horror story A horror story is supposed to be scary right Measured in hours of sleep lost perhaps or alarming dreams that jolt one awake But no not for me Take that with a grain of garlic salt though I tend to be a fair bit less sensitive to horror than many readers So it is entirely possible that this is a fairly scary book and I just didn’t noticeBut really this is such an enjoyable read And that is the bottom line here It was truly fun reading Dracul I enjoyed as much the learning it sparked about Bram in particular Whether you are type O A B or AB whether you are positive negative or undecided I strongly urge you to swoop in and see what you can dig up as you flap along with this fast paced engaging and very entertaining bookReview posted – 91718Publication date – 10218Paramount Pictures has acuired screen rights to Dracul but it may be a few years before anything is done with it I received the e book from Penguin Random House’s First to Read program I did not have to consume or surrender any bodily fluids to get it PS It was my intention to have a particular bit of fun with this review Losing time this week to an out of town trip and some other non review related activities made incorporating that on time for the usual deadline or undeadline in this case than I could manage If I can I will try to get that completed by Halloween None of this STUFF alters my core review of the book which is what you see above 103018 So sorry it was not meant to be If I find myself with some extra days at some point I might have a go at this in time for Halloween 2019EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author’s personal Twitter and FB pagesThe author’s site link is actually to Bram Stoker – Official Website for the Bram Stoker Estate Definitely check this one out There are a lot of fascinating material and useful linksItems of Interest Northern Life MagazineDacre Stoker on the mysteries behind the writing of Dracula by Mark Davis – 18 July 2017 Dacre Stoker author of Dracula The Un Dead Interview with Don Smith – definitely worthwhile Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday The Dearg Due by Kim The Guardian The Icelandic Dracula Bram Stoker's vampire takes a second bite by Colin Fleming – April 19 2017 Smithsonian Why Does Dracula Wear a Tuxedo The Origins of Bram Stoker’s Timeless Vampire by Jimmy Stamp October 31 2012 Lithub Gothic Themes Bring Us Together by Catherine Cavendish A fun piece for fans of gothic literature with excellent recommendations

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Dracul Author Dacre StokRange deaths occur in a nearby town Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives Years later Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginnin. This is a preuel if you will to the timeless novel Dracula with none other than Bram Stoker himself as the protagonist Thankfully these are not sparkly shiny vampires What we have here is a blood curdling tale that would make the Count proud Elegantly written and atmospheric this novel drips with malevolence and oozes with the sinister

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Review ✓ Dracul Author Dacre Stoker É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ The preuel 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 oMed only with crucifixes holy water and a rifle he prays to survive a single night the longest of his life Desperate to record what he has witnessed Bram scribbles down the events that led him hereA sickly child Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home tended to by his caretaker a young woman named Ellen Crone When a string of st. Dracul by Dacre Stoker and JD Barker is a 2018 Putman publication When the very first early reviews for this book started popping up on Goodreads and other book sites I scrolled right on past it not even giving it a cursory glance Of all the genres to choose from horror is at the bottom of my list and has been for several decades with the exceptions of ghost stories or the classics like Dracula an all time favorite and like many other people I do have a weakness for Stephen King although I rarely succumb to temptation The title of the book however did make me curious Because if it’s not a ghost story then I might consider a vampire novel if the vampire doesn’t sparkle However I still wasn’t tempted enough to click on the title for information In the meantime I discovered JD Barker and was very impressed by his writing I mean really really impressed After Dracul was officially published I noticed the book was generating a little buzz It was nearing Halloween and I was on the hunt for a good creepy tale so I after months of avoiding the book I clicked on the title for information I could have kicked myself for letting it slip by me I only recently realized Dacre Stocker had written a seuel to Dracula I have not read that one but will have to check it out someday If someone is going to write preuels or seuels to such an enduring classic it is only fitting that the honor should go to a descendant of the author I also felt relieved by that idea since I felt that surely Dacre would do it justice But it was the second author’s name that popped out at me JD Barker THE JD Barker Yes the author I had raved and ranted about to everyone who would listen co authored this book But still A Preuel to one of the best horror novels ever Well the ratings very favorable so I decided to throw caution to wind and take the plunge Besides who could resist buying a ticket for a JD Barker show However because I didn’t bother with it sooner I had to get into a long long long long line at the library and it was well past Halloween before I finally got my greedy little hands on a copy Was it worth the waitREVIEWSo there are no vampires in Transylvania No Count DraculaFictions my friend The vulgar fictions of a demented Irishman – Daniel Malloy and Louis Interview with the Vampire by Anne RiceWell I wouldn’t be so sure of that Louis Bram Stoker is the main protagonist in this story It is really his tale to tell but his siblings are also very involved and are an intricate part of the story In Bram’s early life he is confined to his room weak and sickly and occasionally near death He is administered to and care for by his beloved Nanna who keeps him alive through uestionable and unusual means As Bram matures and grows out of his childhood maladies he and his siblings begin to piece together a terribly troubling and sinister mystery involving the puzzling deaths of people in a neighboring town and the possibility they are involved than they would like to admit Their own family perhaps grateful but also complicit lived with a certain amount of denial for a long time The siblings unravel a lurid and chilling tale one that pits good against evil with all those psychological shades of gray that occasionally leaves the reader with a feeling of understanding in some places and occasionally sympathy even where none should seep through Yet the reader is not the only one tempted in this way The Stoker’s are also accepting of certain truths and make their own compromises However there is still a force out there a formidable opponent – one Bram must eventually face And so it beginsWow the eerie suggestion that Bram’s masterpiece was not all the ‘vulgar fictions of a demented Irishman’ is enough to leave one sleeping with a cross under your pillow and maybe a little garlic over your door for good measure Just in caseThis book is very creepy and atmospheric However it is mostly a historical mystery albeit a paranormal one It is the solving of a series of crimes and the personal ramifications the truth reveals It does lose much of its initial momentum however settling down into a seemingly less eventful and much slower rhythm But upon reflection this was most likely by design and was perhaps necessary But overall this is a fascinating piece of fiction The authors did a very good job with the material they were given exclusive access to and in weaving such a believable and uite unsettling precursor to ‘Dracula’ The book was worth the wait most definitely Although I didn’t get to read it during October it is a perfect book to read on any long dark winter night Sweet dreams4 stars