Inspired by the notes DRACULA's creator left behind, Dracul is a riveting, heart-stoppingly scary novel of Gothic suspense . . .
'Scary as hell. Gothic as decay' Josh Malerman
'Reading Dracul is like watching a classic vampire film . . . a terrifying read' R. L. Stine
'J.D. Barker is a one-of-a-kind writer' James Patterson
Dracul reveals not only the true origins of Dracula himself, but also of his creator, Bram Stoker . . . and of the elusive, enigmatic woman who connects them.
It is 1868, and a 21-year-old Bram Stoker has locked himself inside an abbey's tower to face off against a vile and ungodly beast. He is armed with mirrors and crucifixes and holy water and a gun - and is kept company by a bottle of plum brandy. His fervent prayer is that he will survive this one night - a night that will prove to be the longest of his life.
Desperate to leave a record of what he has witnessed, the young man scribbles down the events that brought him to this point - and tells an extraordinary tale of childhood illness, a mysterious nanny, and stories once thought to be fables now proved to be true.
What readers are saying:
***** 'Gripping . . . has you clinging to the pages white-knuckled'
***** 'This book oozed atmosphere . . . if you love classic, atmospheric, proper old school horror, read this book'
***** 'Packed full of suspense and horror to rival the Dracula story itself'
A thrilling exploration of the novel's [Dracula's] creation and its creator. It is also, as with the best literary horror, genuinely creepy . . . a brilliantly entertaining read.