For one, I do not read many books to review at the first place, but what the heck. I understand that any form of reading material is acceptable.
The Lord of the Vampires by Jeanne Kalogridis tell the story in a diary form, just like the one in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Legends or true people from the earlier centuries were fictionized, in order, as how I think Jeanne Kalogridis' way of bringing the person alive.
The few main characters consists of Elisabeth Bathory, a true figure in the 15th century, a countess from Romania, doomed in a small cell to death, after having murdered around 650 virgins in order to bath in their blood or for own consumption. In the book, which consist few of her segment of diary, she is ( coincidentally ay?) a countess vampiress who vow to find a magic parchment in order to kill Vlad and by being the Dark Lord, she attempt to bring Vampirism up to speed in the 19th century.
It also consist of Zsuzsanna's diary, a young niece of the Dracul family, 18, young and nubile. Bathory uses her to get to Vlad, and immaculately tempt her innocence. Her silky white body, so tender, corrupted in many ways by the countess herself.
How could we forget Vlad III himself, Prince of Wallachia Bucharest, Curtea Domneasca, 28 December 1476, who has made a deal with the Dark Lord, keeping a magic parchment that make him immortal. In order to do so, they will be riddles to be solved in order to get to the next clue.
The book also consist of Abraham Van Hellsing's diary, a vampire-killer who vows to bring down Vlad, who is also his half brother.
A story within a conflicting story, characters that rises, leaving moments of confusion. A kinky sex ride, so literally narrated, I almost lost control. The greed and power hungry like the world is facing now. Most importantly, legends brought alive.
A quote from the book, "Outside, the promise of snow; the weather has turned bitter and the sky leaden, cloaking the overhead sun. Yet the air tingles, as if with unhurled lightning. It dances upon my skin."
So there you go, the first attempt ever, I might have forgotten some details along the line. Enjoy. Dinner is served.