The Historian (Paperback)
  • The Historian (Paperback)
  • The Historian (Paperback)
  • The Historian (Paperback)
The Historian (Paperback) The Historian (Paperback)

The Historian (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 06/02/2006
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Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the Dracula myth. Deciphering obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions, and evading terrifying adversaries, one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions - a captivating tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful - and utterly unforgettable.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751537284

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I'd picked this book up without really paying attention to what the story was about (kept seeing it in the Hay bookstores and finally gave in and bought a copy). It turned out to be a pleasantly different version... More

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“I loved this book”

Darkly mysterious, this novel makes compelling reading. I really surprised myself with something out of my comfort zone and I was hooked!.

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14th July 2013
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“Good old-fashioined Dracula with a new twist”

Great Dracula tale. (Not in the vein of Twilight etc at all.)
This brilliant intriguing novel re-told over generations through letters, manuscripts and 1st person narrator breathes fresh life into the Dracula tale -... More

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