The Dracula Chronicles: Bound By Blood
by Shane KP O’Neill
genre: Gothic horror
word count: 261,281
cover artist: David Evans – GraphicStudio4
|The Dracula Chronicles - Bound by Blood Vol.1|
On a cold night in December 1431 in Sighisoara an old gypsy woman delivers a prophecy to the great Vlad Dracul. She tells him he is about to sire two sons, one an angel and the other a devil. He returns to his fortress just as his wife bears him a son, whom he names Vlad. In the very same moment across the country on the border between Transylvania and Hungary a gypsy girl gives birth to another son, Andrei. The die is cast. The twin souls are born. The young Vlad Dracula becomes the instrument of the forces of Darkness. To balance this, the baby Andrei is blessed by the angels and bestowed with awesome powers. These chronicles are their story.
about the author:
|Shane KP O’Neill|
Shane KP O’Neill developed a fascination with Dracula from an early age. like many others he was enthralled by Christopher Lee’s portrayal of him on the big screen. it was in his late teens that he discovered Dracula the man and the love affair began from there. an avid historian, Shane studied the period in which the real historical Vlad Dracula lived, 15th Century Balkan, for many years. it followed from there then that with his love of writing he would always choose Dracula as his subject.
away from writing, Shane has a wide range of interests. he has lived and travelled all over the world. he has a love for all things historical, with a particular fascination for medieval Europe. anywhere he travels he likes to search out locations with an historical interest. he is well read and in recent times has a preference for the work of James Patterson, Carlos Luis Zafon, John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer and Stephen King. he also keeps his library well stocked with historical texts.
for a time he played scrabble on the international stage and represented Wales at the 2007 World Championship in Mumbai, India. he has a real love of sport, most notably football, rugby union, cricket and boxing. his great loves in the football world are Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic, Internazionale and lowly Luton Town. his sporting heroes include George Best, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ian Botham and Muhammad Ali. his only other activities away from these are long country walks and time spent with friends and family.
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