Dacre Stoker, J. D. Barker
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‘Reading Dracul is like watching a classic vampire film . . . a terrifying read that gave me hours of fun.’ R. L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
Shortlisted for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards for Best Horror Novel
Dracul reveals not only the true origins of Dracula himself, but also of his creator, Bram Stoker . . . and of the elusive, enigmatic woman who connects them.
It is 1868, and a 22-year-old Bram Stoker has locked himself inside an abbey’s tower to face off against a vile and ungodly beast. He is armed with mirrors and crucifixes and holy water and a gun – and is kept company by a bottle of plum brandy. His fervent prayer is that he will survive this one night – a night that will prove to be the longest of his life.
Desperate to leave a record of what he has witnessed, the young man scribbles out the events that brought him to this point – and tells an extraordinary tale of childhood illness, a mysterious nanny, and stories once thought to be fables now proven true.
BBC/Netflix adaptation of Bram Stoker’s original Dracula is coming this Winter, by Steve Moffat and Mark Gatiss – the team behind Sherlock
Inspired by the notes DRACULA’s creator left behind, Dracul is a riveting, heart-stoppingly scary novel of Gothic suspense . . .
Brilliant. Dracul pumps fresh blood into the vampire genre by telling the story of the man who started it all-Bram Stoker. And what a story! A grand adventure that contains all the literary playfulness and mounting dread of the original Dracula. It gave me chills. -- RILEY SAGER, author of Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied Reading Dracul is like watching a classic vampire film. Bram Stoker lives! Dracula lives! Horror lives on nearly every page. A terrifying read that gave me hours of fun. -- R. L. STINE, bestselling author of Goosebumps A thrilling exploration of the novel's [Dracula's] creation and its creator. It is also, as with the best literary horror, genuinely creepy . . . a brilliantly entertaining read. -- Zoe Apostolides * FINANCIAL TIMES * A deliciously dark tale that is sure to satisfy Stoker fans' enduring thirst for mystery and horror. I loved it! -- NEIL SPRING, author of The Ghost Hunters Scary as hell. Gothic as decay. Dracul will have you checking over your shoulder, under your bed, and up on the ceiling, too. All while wondering about the contents of every crate and oblong box you see. -- JOSH MALERMAN, author of Bird Box
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