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Publisher's Summary

Bram Stoker kept secret a tale even more terrifying than Dracula.

It begins among the Carpathian peaks, when an intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box. She brings it back with her to the foggy streets of Victorian London, unaware of its dangerous power…or that an evil beyond imagining has already taken root in the city. 

Stoker, a successful theater manager but frustrated writer, is drawn into a deadly web spun by the wealthy founders of a mission house for the poor. Far from a safe haven, the mission harbors a dark and terrifying secret. 

To save the souls of thousands, Stoker - aided by the explorer and a match girl grieving the loss of her child - must pursue an enemy as ancient as the Saharan sands where it originated. Their journey will take them through the city’s overgrown graveyards and rat-infested tunnels and even onto the maiden voyage of the world’s first “unsinkable” ship…

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Change can be a bad thing!

This book was a typical Masello story in the vein of Einstein Prophecy and the Jekyll Revelation, combining past facts with fictions, and mixing in some supernatural elements. I really enjoy these types of stories so I am a fan. There’s just one problem. The above mentioned books were read by the always fantastic Christopher Lane, and this one isn’t. I’m not sure why the change was made but it was a huge mistake. While the narrator doesn’t do a bad job, he’s no Mr. Lane. So while I’m happy with the story, the audiobook could have been so much better.
Did I mention I was disappointed with the change in narrators?

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loved this story... kept me riveted.

loved this story. disappointed in narrator, but was still riveted. love the way the author mingles history with fiction... one could almost believe this story wasn't fiction at all.

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love it

Truly love this book a very much a must read. I like this history is mix wth fiction. If u read anything this yr. read this.

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Brahm Stoker and the origins of Dracula

A clever and inventive story of the origin of Stoker's Dracula novel. With the author's history of supernatural stories, one would assume that involves Stoker versus a vampire. But the author doesn't take that easy path and instead pits him against something somewhat similar but still very different.

The characters are likable or detestable as required, and well drawn. The plot follows along at a good pace and logically for the context. There is even a brief call out to the author's previous book, The Jekyll Revelation, in which Brahm Stoker made a small appearance.

All in all I was very satisfied and enjoyed this book a great deal. I hartily recommend it to fans of the supernatural, curses, vampires, relatively modern history, and the ripping yarns of old.

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Not Terrible, But Not Great

While I did not hate this book, I wasn't totally blown away either. I am a fan of Masello and his ability to combine historical figures and facts with fiction. I liked the premise and thought it was a great idea to detach Stoker from vampires; however I felt like Masello was trying to force in the Titanic story. I think the shift to Stoker and Mina following The Thornes onto the Titanic was forced and a bit of a reach. Of all of the conclusions, I don't think this was a really logical one. While I usually love the mix of history and fiction, this seemed like the author was just looking for a way to incorporate Titanic into one of his books.

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Good story

You’ll need to hang in with this one. It does get a bit tedious. And the shift to the Titanic throws you. But all in all an enjoyable read.