By Jeanne Kalogridis
It's Amsterdam, 1871, twenty-five years prior to the beginning of Stoker's novel, and twenty-five years following Arkady Tsepesh's flight from his family's ancestral fortress along with his spouse and younger son, Stefan, after studying that he and his kin are sure via an historic covenant to serve their ancestor, Prince Vlad Tsepesh, who's often referred to as Dracula. For Vlad is a vampire, and the fated firstborn sons in each new release needs to carry him the sufferers he must live to tell the tale. Arkady had attempted to damage the covenant and failed.
He is now a vampire, separated from his cherished spouse and son, with one all-consuming hope - to spoil Vlad sooner than he attracts Stefan into everlasting carrier throughout the blood ritual. yet Arkady has come too past due to Amsterdam. Vlad kidnaps Stefan, and spirits him away to the fortress in Transylvania to endure the blood ritual. Arkady enlists assistance from Stefan's stepbrother, Abraham Van Helsing, in his exciting conflict opposed to Vlad, as he seeks to unfastened his relations and placed an finish to the age-old blood covenant - whether it capacity he needs to break his personal son.
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Children of the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul, Book 2) by Jeanne Kalogridis