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The Blood Countess: A Novel - Andrei Codrescu
The Blood Countess: A Novel
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A Hungarian-American journalist confronts the beauty and terror of his aristocratic heritage in this suspenseful chronicle of murder and eroticism Turmoil reigns in post-Soviet Hungary when journalist Drake Bathory-Kereshtur returns from America to grapple with his family history. He’s haunted by... show more
A Hungarian-American journalist confronts the beauty and terror of his aristocratic heritage in this suspenseful chronicle of murder and eroticism Turmoil reigns in post-Soviet Hungary when journalist Drake Bathory-Kereshtur returns from America to grapple with his family history. He’s haunted by the legacy of his ancestor, the notorious sixteenth-century Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have murdered more than 650 young virgins and bathed in their blood to preserve her youth. Interweaving past and present, The Blood Countess tells the stories of Elizabeth’s debauched and murderous reign and Drake’s fascination with the eternal clashes of faith and power, violence and beauty. Codrescu traces the captivating origins of the countess’s obsessions in tandem with the emerging political fervor of the reporter, building the narratives into an unforgettable, bloody crescendo.   Taut and intense, The Blood Countess is a riveting novel that deftly straddles the genres of historical fiction, thriller, horror, and family drama.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9781504015264
ASIN: B00YO78SUE
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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1.0 Dear Book, it's not you, it's me
Open Road Media is a publisher that if I am unsure of a book, I will try it anyway. Usually, I end up loving it. The few times I don't, and this is one, it is more of a case of the author's style not being to my taste. There is too much telling and not enough showing in the Countess parts of thi...
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