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Dracul / Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker.

Stoker, Dacre, author. (Author). Barker, J. D. (Jonathan Dylan), 1971- author. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenbush Public Library STO (Text) 35500006114092 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library STO (Text) 33500012787206 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library STO (Text) 33500012787214 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735219342
  • ISBN: 0735219346
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here ... A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen--a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen--and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginning. A riveting novel of gothic suspense, Dracul reveals not only Dracula's true origin, but Bram Stoker's---and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1
    In this officially sanctioned prequel to the classic, Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew, Dacre Stoker (Dracula: The Un-dead, 2009), and thriller writer Barker (The Fourth Monkey?, 2017) tell the story of Dracula from the point of view of its author. A tense opening scene finds young Stoker doing battle with an evil force high in an abandoned tower. The story then moves back to Stoker's childhood, when he was saved from an illness by his odd nanny. The novel then mirrors the format of the original, with journal entries from Stoker and his siblings as they piece together the truth behind the legend of Dracula, which his publisher refused to include in the final edits of the novel. Dracul is interesting because it sheds light on the original characters and author. Adding just the right touch of suspense increases the pace and ratchets up the tension, which appeals to the contemporary reader. While the book comes with a built–in audience—fans of the original—suggest it to those who like menacing, supernatural historical novels like Dan Simmons' Drood? (2009) and The Quick? (2014) by Lauren Owen. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Dacre Stoker is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker and the international bestselling co-author of Dracula: The Un-Dead, the official Stoker family-endorsed sequel to Dracula. He is also the co-editor of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years. He currently lives with his wife, Jenne, in Aiken, South Carolina, where he manages the Bram Stoker Estate.

J.D. Barker is the internationally bestselling author of Forsaken, The Fourth Monkey, and The Fifth to Die. He was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and winner of the New Apple Medalist Award. His works have been translated into numerous languages and optioned for both film and television. Barker currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Dayna, and daughter, Ember.

Subject: Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 > Fiction.
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912.
Vampires > Fiction.
Genre: Vampire fiction.
Horror fiction.
Horror fiction.

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