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Debut author Royce Prouty offers a spellbinding tale of history, folklore, destiny, and redemption.
Joseph Barkeley has a gift. Without the aid of chemical testing, he can accurately determine the authenticity and age of any document, seeing details within the fibers the way a composer picks out the individual notes of a symphony. But rarely does Joseph get a job this delicate and well-paying. A mystery buyer has hired him to authenticate the original draft of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
When he travels to Transylvania to personally deliver the manuscript to the legendary Bran Castle, Barkeley, a Romanian orphan himself, soon realizes that his employer is the son of the infamous Vlad Dracula. Imprisoned in the castle and forced to serve “the Master,” Barkeley must quickly decipher cryptic messages hidden within Stoker’s masterpiece to find the Master’s long-lost bride—or risk wearing out his welcome.
But as he delves into the history of Dracula and his own lineage, Barkeley discovers that his selection for this job was based on more than his talent with rare books. Now, he has a perilous decision to make—save his life with a coward’s flight, or wage a deadly battle with an ancient foe.
From Publishers Weekly
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I absolutely love reading, it's a passion of mine especially for vampire books. The writing style is superb. It's one of those books that once you start its hard to put down. Not many books do that to me so kudos to the author. It is well written and the ending leaves you thinking there will likely be a sequel?? Either way this I can easily see turned into a movie. It's definitely not your teeny vampire stories. Great job Royce, you have a new fan and I can't wait for your next one!