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  by Elizabeth Kostova

category Mystery & Thrillers
ISBN: 0751537292
Books Registered: 28
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Books in the Wild: 7
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Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges 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 evil hidden in the depths of history. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the Dracula myth. Deciphering obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions, and evading terrifying adversaries, 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 captivating 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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Registered by wubbaducky of not specified on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Current status: to be read Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Sidney1 of München, Bayern Germany on Friday, January 12, 2007

Current status: to be read Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingKateKintailwing of Burke, Virginia USA on Thursday, August 21, 2008

Current status: travelling Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Parentia of -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, July 31, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by canuck-in-dk of Nykøbing Sjælland, Vestsjællands Amt Denmark on Friday, December 29, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by lille-gnom of Nordre Aker bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Current status: to be read Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by RebeccaToh of Rawang, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Current status: to be read Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Magika on Thursday, July 20, 2006

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Registered by emka of Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by littleping of -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, July 31, 2006

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by patatie of Suffern, New York USA on Thursday, May 24, 2007

Current status: to be read Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by alisonjewitt of London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by diaphanous on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Registered by Figarocoffee-sh of Shanghai, Shanghai China on Monday, January 21, 2008

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Registered by Gealach of Nacka, Södermanland Sweden on Saturday, February 02, 2008

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by Figarocoffee-sh of Shanghai, Shanghai China on Friday, April 25, 2008

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Registered by juliebarreto of Tucson, Arizona USA on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Registered by twenty4 of Taguig, -- Airports & Planes -- Philippines on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Current status: available Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by latchmi on Monday, September 25, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by hidamali on Friday, August 31, 2007

Current status: available Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members




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