VOIVODE is the story of Vlad III, the man whose heroic deeds and horrifying cruelty inspired countless legends and lay the foundation for the greatest horror story of all time: Dracula.
It is the tale of a man who is as alluring and as terrifying as his fictional namesake, and whose deeds, even centuries after his death, still have the power to astonish and to frighten us in equal measure.
The gruesome murder of a history professor at Cambridge University reveals a sinister secret that has been kept hidden from the world for almost six centuries – a secret so powerful and valuable, that people are willing to kill for it, even today.
Two young soldiers - an American specialist and a Romanian guard - are assigned an environmental task in southeastern Afghanistan in 2009. The area is very dangerous; Taliban attacks have recently occurred. Who will be 'the soldier'?
Approx. 1900 words.
Probable rating: PG-13 (13 and older).
Loosely based on something a U.S. Army vet relayed to the author.
Gwyn is back in time again but this time she's on a mission to influence the actions of Vlad Dracula, Prince of Wallachia, to war with Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire. In order to make sure the course of history runs true, Gwyn takes on the mission, but risks getting stuck in Vlad's time when she falls in love...
Many will assume this is just another retelling of the "Dracula" horror myth... but Vlad's story is true. Hitler's Holocaust killed approximately 10% of Germany's people, while some estimates claim that Vlad exterminated more than 20% of his fellow Wallachians. A gruesome genre-bender with perverse humor, based on 15th-century history. Warning: graphic transgressive violence.
Published: January 1, 2010.
Fiction » Historical » General
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Legend has it that the love of Prince Dracula’s life committed suicide during a siege in 1462. Author Christine Frost tells the story of Ecaterina, consort to Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian prince who served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The richly detailed story of Ecaterina is a romantic, supernatural, and adventurous view into one of history’s most notorious figures.