5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 2 surpasses Volume 1, April 8, 2014
This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Volume 2) (Paperback)
Much as I enjoyed the account of Vlad’s childhood in Son of the Dragon, I found this sequel even more brilliant. The suspense is carried from chapter to chapter in a crescendo, and the realism of the background is almost visible. Learning history from a work of vivid fiction is a real pleasure. It is clear that the author has done extensive research to ensure the accuracy of the events, locations and culture of the Ottoman empire, extending even to depictions of physical objects such as the garments and weapons. One finds oneself identifying with the characters of the novel and sharing their torment and their ardor. Highly recommended.