By Jeanne Kalogridis
It's Amsterdam, 1871, twenty-five years earlier than the beginning of Stoker's novel, and twenty-five years following Arkady Tsepesh's flight from his family's ancestral citadel along with his spouse and younger son, Stefan, after studying that he and his kinfolk are certain 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 convey him the sufferers he must live on. Arkady had attempted to wreck the covenant and failed.
He is now a vampire, separated from his liked spouse and son, with one all-consuming wish - to spoil Vlad prior to 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 fort in Transylvania to suffer the blood ritual. Arkady enlists assistance from Stefan's stepbrother, Abraham Van Helsing, in his exciting conflict opposed to Vlad, as he seeks to loose his family members and positioned an finish to the age-old blood covenant - whether it skill he needs to damage his personal son.
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Children of the Vampire (Diaries of the Family Dracul, Book 2) by Jeanne Kalogridis