Title: Hunting Prince Dracula
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Release Date: September 19th
Description: In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?
Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.
But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.
My Thoughts: I knew the sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper would be exhilarating, engaging and utterly intense and I was not wrong. Maniscalco has mastered the craft of writing historical/Gothic fiction. Her verbiage, clear and concise, with so much detail, fully captivates the reader and lunges them into the story. So, into Romania, I went.
Audrey Rose and Thomas pick up right where they left off, with their witty and entertaining thoughts and remarks while searching for clues to Romania's darkest mystery. This dynamic duo does not fail to impress me and with Maniscalco's intricate dialogues, I'm kept on the edge of my seat, waiting for the next clue to be discovered and the banter that's sure to follow.
Hunting Prince Dracula is full of Romanian history and it is quite clear that Maniscalco has done her homework very extensively. I was very intrigued by how the setting played a part in the atmospheric moods of Thomas and Audrey. There was definitely a deeper, darker, and dare I say, more dangerous feel to this sequel. I must admit, that I quite enjoyed that. This story really took me for a Gothic ride that I was hoping for in every way. I felt that it actually had a quicker pace to it than SJTR, which I really enjoyed as well. I like quick and entertaining reads, that are sure to keep me wanting more when its over. I will surely have to rate this with 5 bats! Hehehe
About the Author:
Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with Gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.
Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.
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