Stoker's Manuscript

Stoker's Manuscript

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When rare-manuscript expert Joseph Barkeley is hired to authenticate and purchase the original draft and notes for Bram Stoker's Dracula , little does he know that the reclusive buyer is a member of the oldest family in Transylvania.

After delivering the manuscript to the legendary Bran Castle in Romania, Barkeley--a Romanian orphan himself--realizes to his horror that he's become a prisoner to the son of Vlad Dracul. To earn his freedom, Barkeley must decipher cryptic messages hidden in the text of the original Dracula that reveal the burial sites of certain Dracul family members. Barkeley's only hope is to ensure that he does not exhaust his usefulness to his captor until he's able to escape. Soon he discovers secrets about his own lineage that suggest his selection for the task was more than coincidence. In this knowledge may lie Barkeley's salvation--or his doom. For now he must choose between a coward's flight and a mortal conflict against an ancient foe.

Building on actual international events surrounding the publication of Bram Stoker's original novel, Royce Prouty has written a spellbinding debut novel that ranges from 1890s Chicago, London, and Transylvania to the perilous present.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013.
ISBN: 9780399158551
0399158553
Branch Call Number: FIC Prout
Characteristics: viii, 338 p.

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Jan 07, 2016

What if Dracula were a true story? That's the premise of
first time author Royce Prouty's novel, Stoker's Manuscript.
If vampires are real, would they want the world to know their habits and
habitats? Join rare manuscript dealer, Joseph Barkeley as he winds his way
through Transylvania sorting through fact and fiction while trying to stay
free, alive, and sane. Can an orphan bring down the House of Dracul, or
will he become another of its victims? This fast paced, action filled,
thriller is a unique look at an old favorite with plenty of new twists and
turns; perfect for summer reading.

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burgersmack
Aug 06, 2013

this is one of the best vampire i have read yet from this library!!!

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