Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror novel Dracula is possibly one of the greatest pieces of literature. Even if people have not read the book itself, the story of the Transylvanian Count who drinks blood to stay alive is firmly entrenched in the psyche of the world’s population through both text and screen.
Now we have what is being described as a prequel, from the Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker.
Co-written with J.D Barker, Dracul takes place before the events of the original 1897 novel.
Set to be released for publication on October 2nd this year, the book is described as follows: “It’s 1868, and Bram, at 22 years old, has locked himself inside a desolate tower to face off against a vile and ungodly beast. 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.”
The book is already receiving rave reviews from pre-readers and R.L Stine who said in an interview with EW “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.”
You can see the book’s cover below and read an excerpt over at Entertainment Weekly.
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