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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,658 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Charlotte Parry Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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A husband, a family, a comfortable life: Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it all.

With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh - and a disappointed suitor - far behind. She is bound for Romania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence.

She arrives at a magnificent, decaying castle in the Carpathians, replete with eccentric inhabitants: the ailing dowager; the troubled steward; her own fearful friend, Cosmina. But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle's master, Count Andrei Dragulescu.

Bewildering and bewitching in equal measure, the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora's imagination and awakens passions in her that she can neither deny nor conceal. His allure is superlative, his dominion over the superstitious town, absolute - Theodora may simply be one more person under his sway.

Before her sojourn is ended - or her novel completed - Theodora will have encountered things as strange and terrible as they are seductive. For obsession can prove fatal...and she is in danger of falling prey to more than desire.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/17/2014

    " Say 3 1/2. Just a bit.... Formulaic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/16/2014

    " I loved this book! And the last two pages... fantastic!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Swenson | 2/14/2014

    " Even better than the Lady Julia mysteries! This is so rich in detail, so imaginative, so atmospheric. More than just a vampire tale, it's romantic, mysterious, well-written, and full of history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Malin | 2/13/2014

    " I'm not a big reader in the vampire sub-genre, but I liked how this book sustained doubt throughout the story about whether or not there was something paranormal going on. The heroine is a well educated Victorian and somewhat interesting but not well rounded enough to really draw you in. The hero is even less well explored. The mystery plot started slow, heated up in the second half, and had a good resolution -- but then the book ends very abruptly, summing up a year (or more?) of the heroine's life in the last five pages. To me, it felt like the author wanted to end the book with the chapter before the last one, and the publisher pressed her into tacking on a different ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MCPLD Youth Department | 2/13/2014

    " Deals with a young woman's adventure into Romania during the Victorian Era. Listed as an adult/young adult read. One scene with sexual content, but not described in any detail. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/6/2014

    " I would have to give it one and half stars. I really like her Lady Julia series (although, like others I prefer the covers before they went all romance novel), but this one didn't satisfy. It definitely had a Gothic feel but I didn't buy the relationship between the two main characters. Definitely not sold on their instant attraction and resulting "relationship". I can't recommend this one but I will probably still read the next in her Lady Julia series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/1/2014

    " very enjoyable, and manages to remain believable while handling what is perhaps the least believable of all subjects. takes vampires into a fresh new light while relegating them to a mere piece in the fabric of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 1/24/2014

    " Another Deanna Raybourn book that I really enjoyed (although not quite as much as the Julia Grey books). The mystery kept me guessing and I was actually quite surprised by the culprit- which is always a sign of a good book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/1/2014

    " I gave this 4 stars simply because I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 12/11/2013

    " There is nothing quite so sinfully delightful as settling down with a Deanna Raybourn book. Mystery, Romance, History--it's all there. Deanna is a superb author! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Baugh | 11/7/2013

    " It had so much plot potential but fell flat. There were several unanswered questions that left me frustrated. Despite the unfortunate lack of proper ending, I still love Deanna Raybourn and her writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimi De | 10/26/2013

    " No where as good as the first series, I expect I will read the second book coming out sometime this fall, but if the plot isn't better I will not be reading anymore of this particular series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallie | 7/17/2013

    " I like Deanna Raybourn's writing and am a fan of her Lady Julia Grey series, but her latest novel revolves around a vampire theme that has been overplayed of late and the storyline lacks an edge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 6/12/2013

    " If you like the romantic telling of Dracula, then you might like this book. Good ending. Is he or isn't he? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 1/15/2013

    " Entertaining book and another interesting character - though the ending was a bit too pat for me. Still enjoyed the read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 11/11/2012

    " This was not one of Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey mysteries which I love, but I enjoyed this also. It was a vampire type book set in the Carpathian mountains. The character was similar to Julie Grey although not wealthy, but certainly head-strong and talented. an enjoyable read on a winter afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/4/2012

    " Not as good as the Silent in the Grave series. Didn't have a strong enough plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/27/2011

    " Absolutely fantastic! As good as the debut of Raybourn's Lady Julia series, if not better. Theodora was an enchanting leading lady. The gothic atmosphere of the Carpathian mountains was captivating. I wanted to be in the castle with the characters! I can't wait for Raybourn's next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 6/22/2011

    " 3.5 Stars. An enjoyable Victorian gothic tale combining the folk tales and local superstitions of Transylvania with murder, suspense, and romance. Not as fabulously addictive as the Julia Grey stories, but still a good, satisfying read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 6/16/2011

    " I really wanted to like this one, but it turned out to be a quaint little "vampire" story with a silly protagonist. Hmm...wonder where we've seen that before? Everywhere! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 6/13/2011

    " Great! But,alas, not my favorite.
    I look forward to the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 4/26/2011

    " An enjoyable read. Part romance. Part horror. Part mystery. Somewhat reminiscent of Bram Stoker's Dracula...Theodora Lestrange playing a female version of Jonathan Harker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 4/24/2011

    " Uncertain how to explain unexplainable happenings while visiting a castle in Transylvania, Theodora starts to think there might be something to the rumors of vampires and werewolves. But, while not everything is explained, there are definitely humans behind some of the mysterious happenings. "

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