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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

87 Bewitching Book Tours review: The Dracula Chronicles: Bound By Blood by Shane KP O’Neill

“There is a reason why all things are as they are.” - Bram Stoker, Dracula

The Dracula Chronicles: Bound by Blood
Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, of the House of Drăculești, becomes a pawn in the age-old battle between good and evil. in his attempt to return to Heaven and dethrone God, the fallen angel Lucifer sets his plans into motion. he grants Vlad immortal life as a vampire and commands the Voivode of Wallachia to wage war against the Catholic Church no matter what the cost. 
author Shane KP O'Neill blends facts, folklore and myth and goes beyond them in creating a darker and more plausible account of the Dracula legend. 
spanning centuries, this outstanding debut is rich in detail. it offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Vlad Dracula schemes his way and manipulates well-known historical figures in his attempt to bring down the Catholic religion. Niccolo Machiavelli, the Borgias, Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn are some of history's famous men and woman whom Dracula befriends and wittingly destroys. 
this novel is not for the faint of heart so be forewarned. although the language is very graphic and there are some sexual situations that may shock some readers, they are necessary to the plot. this is a tale of darkness after all yet there is also hope and goodness among its pages as well. 
overall, this an engrossing and entertaining book that will delight readers who love historical fiction, vampires or a combination of both. i was impressed by its scope and i highly recommend it. moreover, i look forward to reading the next chronicles. 

*The Dracula Chronicles: Bound by Blood is available at Amazon (US, UK). for more information about Shane KP O'Neill and his work, please visit  his website at http://www.draculachronicles.co.uk

my personal rating is:
The Dracula Chronicles: Bound By Blood contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 and under 

read an excerpt from  The Dracula Chronicles: Bound By Blood HERE


Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy from the author. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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