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While this is a very long book, this reviewer found it a great, wonderful read. The story begins in 1972 as a young woman discovers cryptic letters of her father's that lead to a grand adventure across Europe. Her quest involves the unlikely prospect of determining if the Dracula of fictional fame is indeed alive and living as "the undead". And, the topper is the relationship between her father and Dracula. While this may sound far-fetched, Kostova has written a wonderfully detailed story with very interesting historical background about, among other topics, eastern Europe during the time of the Ottoman Empire. Readers with an interest in this time period might find this book more enjoyable that others. It certainly covers a subject that is different, but Kostova's first book shows she is an author of great and interesting promise.
-Roy

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