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Friday, November 19, 2010

The Dead Travel Fast

The Dead Travel Fast

The Dead Travel Fast
Deanna Raybourn
Mira Books 2010
ISBN 978-0-7783-2765-3

     Theodora leaves Edinburgh and a suitor behind with a meager inheritance and her few possessions in hand. She is bound for Rumania to visit an old school chum and to write a book that she hopes will give her the independence she so desires.
     Theodora arrives at a decaying old castle in the Carpathians where tales of vampires are still whispered. She finds her friend caring for a sickly dowager who is the mother of the castle's master, Count Andei Dragulescu.
     Despite the Count's brooding and bewitching manner, Theodora finds herself drawn to him. He awakens feelings in her that she is unable to hide. He ignites her imagination which is as exciting for her, as it is the Count.  Is Theodora just one more under his influence?
     Theodora encounters strange and terrifying things while living at the castle. Before her novel is complete, she may fall under more then the passions that have been awakened in her.
      I was drawn into the story from the moment I started reading.Theodora was not going to be a mousey, quiet, do as your told Victorian woman. First of all, she is an authoress. Women just did not write novels. Secondly, she is determined not to follow what her bother-in-law feels is best for her. After all, she doesn't need anyone to take care of her. Her determination sets the stage for the remainder of the book.
      There is  nothing dull in any of the writing. I was kept on the edge of my seat throughout. Mysterious things are happening that only take place in fairy tales, or do they? Read the book with your imagination and open yourself once again to those things you believed in as a child. Ms. Raybourn makes you believe in the impossible. Sit back and enjoy the ride.


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