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.
A riveting, heart-stoppingly scary novel of Gothic suspense, 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.
A native of Montreal, Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker. He has taught Physical Education and Sciences for over twenty years in Canada and the U.S.A., is a Modern Pentathlete and an international and Olympic coach for Canada. He is also an avid player and coach of Real Tennis. As Bram Stoker's direct descendant, he manages the Stoker Estate and travels widely, giving presentations and talks on Dracula, vampires, Bram Stoker and his extraordinary legacy. The co-author of the bestselling official sequel to Dracula - Dracula the Un-Dead - and co-editor of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker, he lives in South Carolina.
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