The Van Helsing Paradox

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Clara is a member of the Tower, a religious order of hunters who work outside the confines of the Church. Her order takes an active role to counter these threats. So, what does it take to succeed against all odds? Explore Clara’s origin, a child born before the dawn of the twentieth century. Witness her training, faces adversity, and fights in the Great War to become the derringer flapper she is. More
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About Evelyn Chartres

Evelyn Chartres is the nom de plume for a self-published Canadian author. The writer of seven Gothic fantasy novels, Evelyn released her debut novel, The Portrait, in 2016, and her latest, Dark Hearts, in 2022.

A fan of the phrase “live to eat,” Evelyn shares her recipes on These recipes have a loose focus on French-Canadian cuisine, which feature deep-dish meat pies, seafood, and desserts that are rarely seen outside of La Belle Province.

Evelyn is currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is busy laying the foundations for her next book featuring Clara Grey.

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ncdev group reviewed on July 8, 2019

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Martin Foster reviewed on Dec. 16, 2018

The Van Helsing Paradox is an intelligently written tale that appeals to a much broader audience than the typical “fantasy” or “horror” enthusiast. The story incorporates just enough 1920’s slang and historical references to give it a true period feel.

Evelyn Chartres, the mysterious and elusive French Canadian author, juxtaposes wit and humor with the horror of creature slaying. References to the Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables as well as the blockbuster film Indiana Jones provide a window into Evelyn’s brand of humor. This whimsy only serves to further emphasize the terror-filled bloodbath in which the main character finds herself immersed.

Clara Grey, the female protagonist, is an intriguing blend of tough vampire slayer and sensitive young woman struggling to find her way in a world of hidden perils. The author weaves a complicated story of adversity and triumph that allows the reader to believe Clara’s evolution as a huntress in an exclusive order operated in secret by the Catholic Church.
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