Thursday, November 4, 2010
Dracula in Love - Karen Essex
Ever wondered whether Dracula ever fell in love and if so what life was like for the other person ? Author Karen Essex famous for her historical novels takes us on a journey into the life of his loved one.
Review : Dracula in Love - Karen Essex - Aug 2010
Set in Victorian England in the years 1890 , Dracula in Love takes us on a journey into a different side of the well known novel Dracula by Bram Stoker and into a world of a woman named Mina Harker whom if you were like me and looking at the name , thinking Ive seen that name before - it is because her and her husband to be Jonathon Harker were in the movie "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman".
Since a little lass Mina has always felt a presence ,seen ghosts , read people's minds - she has been one that everybody would label weird and a child possessed by the devil. As Mina grows up , she meets a wonderful man whom becomes her fiance Jonathon but in the back of her mind keeps niggling those dreams or in her case nightmares and dark visions. As the story progresses we discover that the man in her dreams, that has been with her since young is in fact Count Dracula. In Dracula with Love , we sense a familiar feel with such characters as we did in Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula. However , I have unfortunately been one of those few people who could never really get into reading Dracula , but in fact Dracula in Love was so easy to read and it flowed very nicely.
Dracula in Love is also one of the very few novels written in first person accounts , that was an enjoyable read as normally stories in a first person account annoy me , but Karen Essex made it feel like the character of Mina was talking to you and welcoming you into her story and on her journey.