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In general, the reviews of the novel were mixed. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Elizabeth kostovas 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 suspensefuland utterly unforgettable.

Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? If you’ve seen my updates, you’ll probably remember that I was pretty excited about this book back at the beginning. Wrong email address or username.


One vice-president and associate publisher said “Given the success of The Da Vinci Code, everybody around town knows how popular the combination of thriller and history can be and what a phenomenon it can become. Moonlight Snow rated it 2 years ago http: The book was published in the United States on 14 June As a child, she listened to recordings of Bulgarian folk music and became interested in the tradition.

The family lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia inwhile her father was teaching at a local university; during that year, the family traveled across Europe. Ina year-old American living in Amsterdam finds a mysterious book in her diplomat father’s library.

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Several reviewers noted that she described the setting of her novel well.

The Foundation helps support Bulgarian creative writing, the translation of contemporary Bulgarian literature into English, and friendship between Bulgarian authors and American and British authors. This book was pages long.

Along with all the fascinating historical information, there’s also a mounting casualty count, and the big showdown amps up the drama by pulling at the heartstrings at the same time it revels in the gruesome.



This is an intense book. 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. Log in with Facebook. By using this Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms of Use.

As an undergraduate at Yale, she sang in and directed a Slavic chorus.

Only history itself can convince you of such a truth. Paul’s former adviser at Oxford, Professor Rossi, became obsessed with researching Dracula and was convinced that he remained alive. Kostova builds suspense by revealing the threads of her story as the narrator discovers them: The novel is concerned with questions about history, its role in society, and how it is represented histoeyk books, as well as the nature of good and evil.

Our narrator recalls that after reading descriptions of Vlad burning young boys or impaling “a large family,” she tried to forget the words: The reader will travel all histodyk the world with the characters as the searc Kostova released her second novel The Swan Thieves on January 12, I understand now, decades later, that he could never have told me.

Publishers Weekly kostvoa the high price as a bidding war between firms believing that they might have the next Da Vinci Code within their grasp.

Log in Sign up. We see that javascript is disabled or not supported by your browser – javascript is needed for important actions on the site. As well as numerous settings, both in and out of the East Bloc, Kostova has three basic story lines to keep straight-one fromwhen Professor Bartolomew Rossi begins his dangerous research into Hkstoryk, one fromwhen Professor Rossi’s student Paul takes up the scent, and the main narrative from And then her father, leaving just a note, disappears also.


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Little, Brown, and Company heavily promoted the book and it became the kostoav debut novel to land at number one on The New York Times bestseller list and as of was the fastest-selling hardback debut novel in US history. In order to write the book, she did extensive research about Eastern Europe and Vlad? Please note that this page does not hosts or makes available any of the listed filenames.

While Kostova was in Kistova, the Berlin Wall collapsed, heralding the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, events which shaped her understanding of history. Five years later, inwhen Kostova was hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with her husband, she had a flashback to those storytelling moments with her father and asked herself “what if the father were spinning his Dracula tales to his entranced daughter and Dracula was listening in? It took me about three months to finish, partly because it is very long, but also because it requires a decent amount of mental effort to read.

It had its positives – the According to Kostova, “It was the formative experience of my childhood. Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, the historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her familys past connect to an inconceivable evil.

Although the book is appropriately suspenseful and a delight to read-even the minor characters are distinctive and vividly seen-its most powerful moments are those that describe real horrors. How To Swap Books? Unfortunately, that excitement didn’t continue through to the end.

Much different than my normal book but I enjoyed every minute. The pages of the book are empty except for a woodcut of a dragon. What a surprisingly great read!