If you’re wanting to get in the Halloween spirit, then you should pick up the book Dracul, which was co-authored by J.D. Barker (The Fourth Monkey series) and Bram Stoker family member, Dacre Stoker (Dracula: The Undead). The story is a prequel to Dracula, and it follows a young Bram Stoker and his siblings as they are plunged in the dark world of vampires. The book was released October 2, 2018. Stay tuned for my upcoming review.
The prequel to Dracula, penned by a Stoker descendant and a bestselling writer, Dracul is a supernatural historical thriller in which a young Bram Stoker must confront an indescribable evil. It is 1868, and a 22 year-old Bram Stoker has locked himself inside a desolate tower to face off against a vile and ungodly beast, armed with mirrors and crucifixes and holy water and a gun, kept company by a bottle of plum brandy, praying to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to leave a record of what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles out the events that led him here–a childhood illness, a haunting nanny, stories once thought to be fables now proven true. A riveting novel of Gothic suspense, Dracul reveals not only Dracula’s true origin, but Bram Stoker’s–and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.
Praise for Dracul
- Feature film rights optioned by Paramount, Andy Muschetti (IT, Mama) attached to direct
- Named a Fall 2018 Buzz Book by Publisher’s Lunch
- Named one of Publisher’s Weekly Top 10 Books of Fall 2018
- Starred review at Library Journal
Some of our favorite horror writers had this to say about Dracul:
“Reading Dracul is like watching a classic vampire film. Bram Stoker lives! Dracula lives! HORROR lives on nearly every page. A terrifying read that gave me hours of fun.”
—R.L. Stine, NY Times Bestselling Author of Goosebumps and Fear Street
“An exhilarating fever dream of creeping dread and dark adventure. Reading Dracul is like stepping into a time machine and traveling back to a shadowy landscape ruled by nightmares. I devoured it in two sittings and was delighted and chilled with every turn of the page. You will be, too.”
—Richard Chizmar, New York Times Bestselling co-author of Gwendy’s Button Box
“Brilliant. Dracul pumps fresh blood into the vampire genre by telling the story of the man who started it all — Bram Stoker. And what a story! A grand adventure that contains all the literary playfulness and mounting dread of the original Dracula. It gave me chills.”
—Riley Sager, Bestselling Author of Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied
Signed copies of Dracul are available through The Mysterious Bookshop in New York, NY, and select indie bookstores nationwide. The book is also available through Amazon, Audible, iTunes and more. Will you be sinking your teeth into Dracul this Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!