If Stoker’s Dracula fascinated you, you’re not the only one. Vampire stories have a way of capturing the reader’s attention (which is why this isn’t the first time we’ve written about vampire books!)
If you don’t want to stop reading vampire stories at this ultimate classic, here are three excellent reads you can continue your quest with:
Dracul, by Dacre Stoker
You know about Dracula.
But what about Bram Stoker’s own story?
1868. Bram Stoker, barricaded in an abbey, is desperately trying to fight off evil with all means available to him. But as the darkness surrounds him, he knows time is running out. All he can do is leave a detailed documentation of his life. Where did it all began? What went wrong?
Based on the original notes that Bram Stoker left behind, Dracul is a dark, Gothic tale revolving around Dracula’s author. Written in a similar style to that of the original Dracula, the book imagines a very strange childhood for young Bram, with lots of shadows lurching in the corners of his life.
Dracul has a very interesting concept. It has a fascinating concept, which – with a little more editing down- could have become an even more compelling story. This book will definitely appeal to the fans of Gothic horror. Anyone obsessed with Stoker’s Dracula should also give it a try.
Blood Communion, by Anne Rice
The majority of the bibliophilic world is familiar with Anne Rice and her series of novels about the sensual, smart, and – let’s face it- sometimes evil Vampire Lestat.
Lestat is finally a Prince, presiding among vampires along with his court of trusted fellow creatures. But peace is not easily maintained among such a violent race of beings. And new enemies have risen. More powerful than ever before, these new enemies will threaten the lives of many, and Prince Lestat will have to make a lot of hard decisions.
Read more about this amazing read here.
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
An ancient book lies in a private library. Its pages are all empty, except for the middle ones. There, in the middle, lies a massive dragon. And the history behind it is almost unbelievable..
The Historian has been searching for an evil source that shouldn’t be alive, a legend that is not supposed to exist. A wild chase begins, from 1930s Istanbul to 1950s Budapest, and from Bulgaria to France. Three generations are on the hunt, each one getting closer to the truth than the one before. Are the legends absolutely true? And if so, how can you stop an evil so massive?
Read more about this well-written and thrilling story here.