Published: March 5 19, 2018

Dracula is among the best-known men in the world, yet arguably the least understood. While many stories have been told about both the real and the fictional Dracula, Foia’s account benefits from the unique perspective of a Transylvanian native. Under his pen, Dracula Chronicles finally pierces the veil of mystery that has shrouded the Wallachian king for over 500 years. The multi-volume historical novel unfolds in vivid detail Dracula’s metamorphosis from a naïve prince to the ruthless law-and-order king whose deeds have spawned the most enduring vampire legend. Taking place on the backdrop of the dying Middle Ages and the blossoming of the Renaissance, Dracula Chronicles is replete with passions, ambitions, betrayals, and revenge.

Book Four, Death of Kings”, shows Prince Vlad, a.k.a. Dracula, as a key player on the European political stage. Sultan Murad has embarked upon a secret gamble to replace jihād against Christendom with a long-term peace. Vlad, driven by a belief in a hundred-year-old prophecy, commits to assisting him. But his mission is beset by deadly threats from old and new enemies. When all hope appears lost, only his sense of honor and the longing to return to the woman he loves keep him going.

 

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4 Comments so far.

  1. Terry Moore says:

    When does the Dracula chronicles Book Five ,Six,and Seven come out Terry

    • Victor says:

      Hello Terry,

      My intent is to issue one volume every year. However, this year a series of unavoidable events have slowed me down with Book Three, House of War (the draft is about 60% completed). In the best case it is now likely to be published at the very end of this year, not in the fall, as I was hoping. If my editing team is not available when I have the manuscript ready for them (they are professional editors engaged in multiple projects), the publication will be pushed into early 2016. This will cause a domino effect on the remaining volumes, which means they will all come out slightly delayed from the original schedule. So, to answer your question in a direct manner, Books Five, Six, and Seven, SHOULD come out at the end of 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively. But, as life events do tend to interfere all the time, this very ambitious schedule could slide a bit. 🙂

      I apologize to you and the many thousands of readers whom such delays will certainly disappoint.

      Best wishes,

      Victor

      P.S. I infer you’ve read Book One and Two. Did you write an Amazon review for each volume? If yes, you have my gratitude. If no, you would do this author and future readers a great kindness by writing the two reviews.

  2. Jenn says:

    Victor,
    I cannot believe how addictive these books are. I was so saddened to find only three to read through in less than two weeks. I’m just like you Victor, and quite obsessed with Vlad as an historical figure.
    You have created a truly likeable character, with very believable and touching human flaws, than make me wonder in awe how this witty and kind hearted young boy will turn into the cruel sadistic man from the legends.
    I am so thrilled to be able to get another 400 hundred pages of my new drug in the coming months.
    Thank you so much for this extraordinary ride, I love absolutely everything about it, from the prose to the characters, the amazing plot twists and your ingenuity even when you take liberties with the truth.
    Lovers of fiction and History cannot be more grateful, really.
    Good luck for the final steps concerning Death of Kings. I’ll be one of the first to pounce on it.

    • Victor says:

      Hello Jenn,

      I noticed your comment on my website only recently. I was gone to Europe for seven weeks (some research & some decompression following the publication of Death of Kings), and have been busy with writing since my return.

      I can’t tell you how much your comments have pleased me. Writing a book (especially one in so many volumes) is a lonely occupation. It’s like flying a plane in the dark by instruments only. Comments and reviews from readers are the only indications that you are on the right track. And your very flattering comments seem to indicate that I have been on the right track for the first three volumes.

      I hope you have started to read Book Four, “Death of Kings” and that it will meet your expectations.

      You’ve mentioned that I “take liberties with the truth” which is something that all historical fiction writers do by necessity. But I am intrigued you would have noticed the fact since the liberties I take are very minute. I am curious which “liberties” you have noticed. I’ll make the guess you are referring to Vlad’s date of birth, which most people believe to be 1431. This belief is, no doubt, reinforced by the plaque posted on his house in Sighisoara.

      However, serious Romanian historians give the range of 1428 – 1431 as the interval when Vlad was born. So you see that in choosing 1428 for his birth year I have not truly taken any liberty with history. 🙂

      Again, thank you for your exceedingly nice comment.

      Best wishes and hope to hear from you again,

      Victor

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