I set myself a number of ambitious goals when I conceived the Dracula Chronicles series. Among them was the attempt to transcend the narrow confines of the historical fiction genre. This is something that literary pundits strongly advise against. They believe that an author must choose a type of readership and stick with it. “You try to appeal to diverse readers, and end up appealing to none” they predict. But the writer of this review disagrees. “…crosses many genres of literature and one that will appeal to a diverse variety of readers…” she/he says. Now there are two of us who believe crossing genres need not mean literary suicide. LOL Thank you reader “t1sailor”.
I’ve never been a fan of the contemporary version of Dracula so although I’ve known Victor for many years, I approached this novel with some trepidation. I needn’t have. This is a story that crosses many genres of literature and one that will appeal to a diverse variety of readers. Victor has taken an historical figure and wrapped him in a cloak of intrigue and conspiracy that kept me transfixed for the entire book. My only complaint; the story ended too soon and the next volume isn’t out yet! C’mon Victor, get busy!