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Title:The Historian
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Publisher:Time Warner Books
ISBN:0751537284
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Number of Pages:704
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 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 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 .

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 .

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 .

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

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