The Veiled Mirror: The Story of Prince Vlad Dracula's Lost Love

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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.

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Published: Jan. 01, 2010
Words: 151,200
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452301730
About Christine Frost

Christine Frost graduated from UMass Boston in 1994, and received a certificate in communications and publishing and a master’s degree in literature and creative writing from Harvard Extension School. Having worked as a beer and mead brewer and an international sales assistant for a record label, she eventually found her career in the world of words, becoming an editor, writer of historical fiction, and teaching assistant for college-level literature courses. She’s happily ensconced in a place overcrowded with books in the Boston area with her husband.

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Review by: Danittha Limakaraungkul on Jan. 17, 2013 : star star star star
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)

Review by: Jacqueline Ware on April 09, 2012 : (no rating)
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 long after purchase)

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