If your reading of Dracula Chronicles has advanced past Book One, you have come across numerous mentions of the Venetian gold coin called ducat. The illustration above shows such a coin. For orientation, it is about the size of a nickel (5 cent coin, for those not familiar with American metal money); or about 75%   Read More …

Categories: Blog

  In Book Two of Dracula Chronicles, Lady Donatella Loredano is depicted in one instance wearing shoes that were so high she required the assistance of two attendants to walk safely. The photos above show two models of such shoes. Contrary to what you might expect, these shoes were not meant to be worn when   Read More …

Categories: Blog

Tomorrow is our first full day in Venice and we shall celebrate it with a visit to the Teatro La Fenice to see Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème”. I have come to Venice to do research for future volumes of Dracula Chronicles and I know I owe my readers an explanation: what in the world does Venice have to   Read More …

Categories: Blog

The life of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula Chronicles) now available at the Almere library in the Netherlands.

Categories: Blog

Both the PAPERBACK and KINDLE editions of Dracula Chronicles, Book Four, DEATH OF KINGS, are now available on Amazon.

Categories: Blog

Dracula Chronicles third volume, “House of War”, has received the following one-line, cryptic, and intriguing review from and anonymous reader: ****************************************************************************************************** 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars ByAmazon Customer on July 17, 2016 Format: Paperback| Verified Purchase Victor Foia knows how to write Historical fiction rivaling Mika Waltari.   ****************************************************************************************************** When I read this Amazon review   Read More …

Categories: Blog

EXCERPTS FROM THE FIRST TEN REVIEWS: 5.0 out of 5 ***** Home Run Foia steps to the plate and drives it outta the park for the win! 5.0 out of 5 ***** You don’t have to be a Dracula fan to enjoy this series All through this book (and the first 2 of the series)   Read More …

Categories: Blog

According to British writer David Hughes, Charles, Prince of Wales is a great-grandson of Dracula 16 times removed. Prince Charles himself has declared that, “I have Transylvania in my blood”. I will provide additional information on this topic in future blogs. I now must resume work on Book Four of Dracula Chronicles, “Death of Kings”.

Categories: Blog

Readers of Dracula Chronicles are familiar with Shahnameh and the fact that Vlad/Dracula used it for his lessons of Persian language, ultimately falling in love with its heroes. This thousand year old epic Persian poem has been copied over the centuries by famous calligraphers and artists of miniature painting. Some of these copies are famous   Read More …

Categories: Blog

At first sight this African volcano looked innocuous. I knew it wasn’t sleeping, but I thought “napping” made it just as safe. So why not fly right over the crater? What harm could a little steam do? Right? As long as you didn’t have to make an emergency landing, the fly-over wasn’t going to be more   Read More …

Categories: Blog
  • Follow Us