Search Results: "Vlad Gerasimov"


BOOK REVIEW

VLAD by C.C. Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"While we learn much about falconry and medieval warfare, we learn rather too much about inflicting pain."
A novel that sets out to humanize and demythologize Vlad the Impaler...though he's still very naughty. Read full book review >

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WHO STOLE THE MOON? by Helen  Stratton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2012

"A solid effort that will please children and parents alike. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
When the moon fails to appear above his skylight one night, a young boy sets out to find the thief who stole it. Read full book review >

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WOMB TOWN by Vlad Bunea
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Quirky, ambitious, and self-consciously precocious, the book offers a thoroughly strange adventure."
A young hero living in a bizarre town encounters a suspicious ice cream vendor in this eccentric literary novel. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FIRE by Jeaniene Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An occasionally enjoyable read that wraps up loose ends and sets up new stories in Frost's paranormal world."
In the fourth Night Prince novel, centuries-old Vlad Tepesh, aka Dracula, and his wife, Leila, battle shadowy necromancers who want to use his newfound love to control him. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2005

"Anne Rice, beware. There's a new Queen of the Night in town, and she's taking no prisoners."
An intricately plotted first novel, ten years in the making, lavishly reworks the Dracula legend. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HICCUP by Christopher Meades
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2012

"An allegorical tale ripe with symbolism."
Meades (The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark, 2010) draws literary fiction from 1929 Russia, where young Vladimir awakens one morning with hiccups, yelps occurring precisely every 3.7 seconds. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Fun."
Last of the Dracula trilogy begun with 1994's Covenant with the Vampire (not reviewed) and Children of the Vampire (1995), and a tasty feast it is. Read full book review >

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DRAGON by Steven Brust
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Structured on several interlocking levels so as to keep the reader both fascinated and off-balance, full of wit and wisecracks, with a self-deprecating hero who manages to come out on top: a splendid caper that welcomes newcomers, while existing fans will pounce."
First hardcover appearance for Brust's established paperback fantasy series featuring the assassin Vlad Taltos, although several of his other yarns are set in the same fantasy world (Five Hundred Years After, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A snoozy contribution to the cottage industry of vampire publishing."
The second in a proposed trilogy (Covenant with the Vampire, 1994, not reviewed): an atmospheric, intermittently sexy, over-subplotted prequel to Bram Stoker's classic. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2014

"An inventive, delectable take on Stoker's classic."
In Wagar's (An American in Vienna, 2011) historical horror novel, detectives in 1896 Transylvania suspect that the enigmatic Count Dracula is responsible for numerous disappearances in the area. Read full book review >