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The Historian



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Author
Kostova, Elizabeth
Descriptors
Book Collecting
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Evil
Fathers and Daughters
Female Protagonists
Historical Fiction-European
Historical Suspense
Obsession
Vampires
Young Women
Location/Setting:
England
Europe
Romania
Time Period:
15th Century
1930s
1950s
1970s
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Summary
Elsie finds an ancient book and a bundle of mysterious letters in her father's office, prompting her to join in a multigenerational search conducted by a handful of historians for the tomb of the medieval tyrant Vlad Tepes--the real-life Dracula.
Critique
An engrossing and spellbinding first novel with plenty of slow-to-build suspense and many details about European history. Lively characters and truly terrifying moments make this an unforgettable `bibliophile mystery.` For readers who enjoy a good puzzle and well-written historical fiction. Highly recommend.
ISBN
0316011770
  iBistro
# of Pages
656
Published
2005
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO DZ MA


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