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The Historian What Does The Legend Of Vlad The Impaler Have To Do With The Modern World Is It Possible That The Dracula Of Myth Truly Existed And That He Has Lived On, Century After Century, Pursuing His Own Unknowable Ends The Answers To These Questions Cross Time And Borders, As First The Father And Then The Daughter Search For Clues, From Dusty Ivy League Libraries To Istanbul, Budapest, And The Depths Of Eastern Europe In City After City, In Monasteries And Archives, In Letters And In Secret Conversations, The Horrible Truth Emerges About Vlad The Impaler S Dark Reign And About A Time Defying Pact That May Have Kept His Awful Work Alive Down Through The Ages To You, Perceptive Reader, I Bequeath My History Late One Night, Exploring Her Father S Library, A Young Woman Finds An Ancient Book And A Cache Of Yellowing Letters The Letters Are All Addressed To My Dear And Unfortunate Successor, And They Plunge Her Into A World She Never Dreamed Of A Labyrinth Where The Secrets Of Her Father S Past And Her Mother S Mysterious Fate Connect To An Inconceivable Evil Hidden In The Depths Of History The Letters Provide Links To One Of The Darkest Powers That Humanity Has Ever Known And To A Centuries Long Quest To Find The Source Of That Darkness And Wipe It Out It Is A Quest For The Truth About Vlad The Impaler, The Medieval Ruler Whose Barbarous Reign Formed The Basis Of The Legend Of Dracula Generations Of Historians Have Risked Their Reputations, Their Sanity, And Even Their Lives To Learn The Truth About Vlad The Impaler And Dracula Now One Young Woman Must Decide Whether To Take Up This Quest Herself To Follow Her Father In A Hunt That Nearly Brought Him To Ruin Years Ago, When He Was A Vibrant Young Scholar And Her Mother Was Still Alive Parsing Obscure Signs And Hidden Texts, Reading Codes Worked Into The Fabric Of Medieval Monastic Traditions And Evading The Unknown Adversaries Who Will Go To Any Lengths To Conceal And Protect Vlad S Ancient Powers One Woman Comes Ever Closer To The Secret Of Her Own Past And A Confrontation With The Very Definition Of Evil Elizabeth Kostova S Debut Novel Is An Adventure Of Monumental Proportions, A Relentless Tale That Blends Fact And Fantasy, History And The Present, With An Assurance That Is Almost Unbearably Suspenseful And Utterly Unforgettable.

10 thoughts on “The Historian

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here You know you ve been in school too long when you write a vampire novel in which Dracula s ultimate threat is to force his victims to catalog his extensive library of antique books On the other hand, after finishing Th

  2. says:

    This has got to be one of the most disappointing books I ve read in a long time Although the descriptions of the various eastern European cities are often pretty and atmospheric, my frustration with this book won t let me mark it above one star.It starts out well very interesting and suspenseful for about

  3. says:

    This novel is better than I had any anticipation of it being I d seen it among a friend s luggage then later saw it at the library Having just come off three weeks of nineteenth century novelists, I thought, Oh, something light would be a nice change After all, I thought Vampires The book is about vampires And not j

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    January 3, 2014Dear Khanh of 2006,I am your older, wiser self Many things will happen in the years that have elapsed before you become the me of today You will fall in love You will break hearts You will get your heart broken karma s a bitch You will change jobs You will graduate from college.Most importantly, you will become

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    This is actually the second time I ve read this book For a first novel, it is outstanding I was completely engrossed in the story I really love history and the whole Dracula lore I thought it was a great mix of both It added a lot of suspense that made me read it with the lights on I think I read it in about four days, I just couldn t

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Am I destined for some kind of literary hell if I say I wish Dan Brown would rewrite this story with the spark and intensity of the Da Vinci Code I think I read some review here on GoodReads that called this a book to be conquered You know, one where after a time you

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    Tentatively, my hand crept towards the mouse What dark and unholy specter could be contained in other people s reviews of Elizabeth Kostova s The Historian I was filled with passive voiced dread as the link was clicked by me I was horrified to read xdragonlady s reviewMy main problem with the book being that the author told the tale from so many different

  8. says:

    This book is impossible to resist It has fairly leapt to the top shelf, where it s nestled down deep with my all time favourites I confess to being initially reluctant to delve into this story, I mean who really needs another campy, vampire tale Lucky for me I put these feelings aside long enough to read the first chapter after which there was no looking back Step

  9. says:

    I would have enjoyed being at the pitch meeting for Elizabeth Kostova s The Historian It had to have gone something like this Well, most people think Dracula isn t real, Kostova must have explained What this book supposes is that not only is he real, but he s still alive, and wreaking havoc on the world She must have paused here, expecting, perhaps, to be thrown from the roo

  10. says:

    Wow, was I ever disappointed in this one I initially read the dust jacket on one of my many excursions to the book store and was very excited It had been a long time since I read a really good scary story with vampires The dust jacket alluded to sleepless nights filled with suspense and horror I eagerly bought my very own copy and returned home to crawl into bed and begin reading this

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