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Before finding her calling as a digital strategist, Christine Frost's nomadic career spanned beer and mead brewing, marketing for a record label, and book editing at a university. She received a master's in literature and creative writing from Harvard Extension School, and has written four novels, with several short stories appearing in journals and anthologies. An avid cook who has collected more recipes than she can cook in a lifetime, Christine blogs about how food is portrayed in fiction at SavoredWords.com. She loves to scout out the best coffee shops in Boston.
on Jan. 17, 2013 :
I am a fan of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Vlad biographies at the same time. When I saw the movie "Bram Stoker's Dracula" I was hooked by his romance. So I dug into his love life and found many legends about his first love, so many unmatched information. By reading this I began to understand that such happy marriage life of the prince in middle ages were faced with hardships in politics and wars. Even though my ship was sunken by the supernatural forces and I was frustrated, I love the book nonetheless. I love the way the author portray the middle ages and it's life, i felt as if I'm in it. The book is quite precise in history too. It also showed that all lovers is not like lovey-dowey all the time, yet some may not face the happy ending. After all I might get the real book in my shelf someday.:)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on April 09, 2012 :
I have to say, this is truly one of my most favorite books. I am a fan of vampire stories. I also love historical fiction and reading about the real prince Vlad Dracula. This book was compelling, and captured my imagination. I love the way Christine described the lifestyles and cultures of Walachia and the automon empire, but most of all, she saw through this man, who everyone else portrays as a monster. I also enjoyed the other characters as well. They helped to bring the story to life. I liked reading about how vlad eventually became the legendary dracula, the vampire. I can't tell you how much I love this book. It kept me in suspense the entire time I read it. I highly recommend this wonderful story to all fans of vampire books and other people, like myself, who enjoy reading about the real romanian prince and are interested in learning about his life and the times he lived in.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)