Dracul

Dracul

The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a riveting novel of gothic suspense that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's -- and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Ar The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a rivet...

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Title:Dracul
Author:Dacre Stoker
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Dracul
ISBN13
9780735219366
Edition Language
English
Series
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

Dracul Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Oct 13, 2018
    4 creepiness factor stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... "Even immortals have their beginnings." Talk about a perfect Halloween book! This one had it all vampires galore, unsuspecting victims, and an atmospheric persona that would frighten...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 15, 2018
    I would say that DRACUL is a good book, but ultimately one that was just a bit too long. And, I say that regrettable because of the idea of the book, to link the Dracula myth with Bram Stoker's own life is marvelous and I quite enjoyed the story. Especially the first part with the cree...
  • Will Byrnes
    Sep 10, 2018
    ?It is believed that the strongest of them can assume any form, be it bat, wolf, swirling mist, even human. They can appear young, old, or any age between. Some can manipulate the elements, producing fog, storms, crashing thunder. Their motives remain unknown, but one thing is clea...
  • Rachel
    Nov 18, 2018
    Masterful. I don't want to say this book is better than Dracula, but it's better than Dracula. The way the plot unfolds is anxiety-inducing and heart-pounding. The characters come alive off the page. I was filled with such dread reading it. The Epilogue is fantastic as well. Made...
  • Julie
    Dec 08, 2018
    Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker is a 2018 Putman publication. When the very first early reviews for this book started popping up on Goodreads and other book sites, I scrolled right on past it, not even giving it a cursory glance. Of all the genres to choose from, horror is a...
  • Judy
    Dec 05, 2018
    This book will be a classic! Dark and creepy prequel to Dracula - I liked it better than Dracula actually. I couldn't put the book down. Tension built throughout and there was no humor to relieve it - just a growing terror. It has been a very long time since I have read a horror story ...
  • Matt
    Oct 08, 2018
    There are surely many who have wondered where Bram Stoker got his idea for Dracula . After creating an interesting sequel to his ancestor?s popular book, Dacre Stoker decided to team up with J.D. Barker to pen this prequel of sorts, though its exploration is less of Prince/Count Dra...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Aug 31, 2018
    Netgalley #71 Many thanks go to Stoker and Barker, Putnam, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I don?t think any vampire story can top Dracula by Bram Stoker, but if anyone is situated to give it a run for its money, this Stoker is it....
  • Jon Recluse
    Oct 14, 2018
    Bram Stoker's DRACULA is the iconic cornerstone of vampire fiction and horror literature in general. Frequently imitated, constantly recreated, never duplicated. But what inspired Stoker to create the most infamous, immortal vampire of all time? His great-grand nephew, Dacre Stoker...
  • Stephanie
    Sep 28, 2018
    Dracula. Strigoi. Vampire. The Undead. These monstrous folklore and legends have haunted people's imaginations since the dawn of mankind. Yet, what if these myths and legends aren't rooted in myth at all, but are actually real? In Dracul, the prequel to one my all-time favorite no...
  • Latasha
    Oct 30, 2018
    First of all, I would like to say thank you a million times to G.P. Putman's Son for sending me a copy of the book. Thank you a million & one! ok, so Dracul- To be honest, it took me a while to get into this book. But once I did get into the story, maybe around 100 pages, 7...
  • Phrynne
    Oct 30, 2018
    What a perfect choice this book was to read on Halloween! Delightfully spooky, frequently gruesome and in parts really scary! Amazingly Dracul is a prequel to the famous Dracula and as such it is perfect. It tells of the young Bram Stoker and his siblings growing up and the impact t...
  • Manju
    Nov 19, 2018
    3.5*. Loved the first part with the nanny which I found to be chilling, creepy, and scary. It was the second part which in my opinion was slow and a little too long for my liking. ...
  • WendyB
    Nov 08, 2018
    I'll leave the long reviews to others and just say I loved it. ...
  • Enchantress  debbicat ☮~Traveling Sister
    Sep 19, 2018
    5 Nefarious stars to the much anticipated supernatural historical thriller and prequel to the well loved horror novel, Dracula. I enjoyed every minute of it and highly recommend it! The author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, is a major character. At the beginning of the novel we find he mu...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Nov 26, 2018
    Dracul is a dark gothic horror novel. It is the prequel to Dracula. I never was a fan of Dracula and I usually don't read books about vampires, but this one is so different. The book mainly is about the life of Bram Stoker, his childhood and adulthood. Bram was a very sick child. H...
  • Faith
    Oct 22, 2018
    This book intertwines Bram Stoker's actual life with his literary creation. It's an interesting premise, and at times this book is suspenseful and even a little scary, however it's also too long and uneven. I liked the beginning of the book when Bram is a sickly 7 year old looked after...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    Jun 27, 2018
    "Sometimes our deepest fears are the ones we keep closest to our hearts" **Many thanks to NetGalley, Penguin Group/G.P. Putnam's Sons, and the authors for the opportunity to read and review an ARC of this book. Remember in Friends when Rachel discovers Joey's copy of The Shining ...
  • Mackey
    Oct 01, 2018
    It's Horror Week here at Goodreads, and what better way to start it off than by reading a seriously chilling tale? Dracul will have you hiding under the covers and wishing for morning light! I practically learned to read by devouring horror books and there simply was no better hor...
  • Jennifer Gaarder
    Nov 06, 2018
    Read my reviews at http://www.jenchaosreviews.com Dracul By Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker G.P. Putnam, October 2, 2018 497 Pages, Hardcover Edition Review: A mystery into a woman whose background is as strange as it is, well, mysterious. Complete with twists and turns, t...
  • Dave
    Aug 26, 2018
    Based on Bram Stoker?s notes, JD Barker and the great grandnephew of Bram Stoker have teamed up to bring us the prequel to the classic Dracula ??. And, unlike most prequels and sequels and triquels and the like, this book captures precisely the tone and spirit of the original an...
  • Juli
    Oct 22, 2018
    What if the dark tale of Dracula was not just a flight of fancy for author Bram Stoker? What if the origins of the story came from Stoker's own life? Dracul is a prequel of sorts for the classic novel, spinning a dark tale of death, evil and monsters. OMG....I love this book! This ...
  • Malina Skrobosinski
    Sep 30, 2018
    "Won't you stay and play with me?" Is there nothing that J.D. Barker touches that isn't purely sensational? If you read the author's notes, you'll find that this story bears truth. What Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker have done here is tell a story that has been long buried. These ar...
  • Tammy
    Jul 06, 2018
    This is a prequel, if you will, to the timeless novel Dracula with none other than Bram Stoker himself as the protagonist. Thankfully, these are not sparkly, shiny vampires. What we have here is a blood curdling tale that would make the Count proud. Elegantly written and atmospheric th...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Oct 03, 2018
    ?She was there at my beginning, and will no doubt be there for my end, as I was for hers. This was, and always shall be, our dance.? -Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker Descend into the dark reality and fictional world of the man who wrote the original Dracula. An account of diary ...
  • Ivy H
    Nov 17, 2018
    My lovely Nanna Ellen. Her hand always reaching out, even as the prick of her nails drew blood. Dacre Stoker; JD Barker. Dracul (Kindle Location 184). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. I stayed up all night reading this fantastic book ! It's a tightly woven tale, with ...
  • Peter
    Oct 19, 2018
    Malignant The comparisons and connections between Dracul and Bram Stoker?s Dracula are inevitable and unavoidable. After all, this is the story of Bram Stoker?s early life, his family and what may have been the catalyst for his classic vampire story. Dracula has become the most po...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    Sep 11, 2018
    5/5 stars ????? Going into this I wasn't sure what to expect, but at the halfway point I said to myself; "Without a doubt, Dracul is going to become a new favorite of mine!", and I was not wrong in assuming as much! Being the prequel to Dracula (which I have yet...
  • Kylie D
    Oct 19, 2018
    An intriguing gothic horror book, told from the point of view of several members of the Stoker family, including Bram, as well as his sister and brother. It tells the tale of Bram's childhood, where he was very sickly, on the verge of death, through to his adulthood. Bram had a nanny n...
  • Sh3llraiser (grumpybookgrrrl)
    Sep 18, 2018
    This one is not doing anything for me. I love vampire books, but something in the writing and execution did not work for me. I didn't hate what I read, but I definitely didn't love it. It needed more historical fiction and more vampire mystique. It did have some of that "old school" va...