All power comes at a price…
Ruxandra learned everything she knows while growing up in a convent. Training to be the perfect nobleman’s wife, she relishes the prospect of a simple life. But everything changes when her father, Vlad Dracula, retrieves her on her eighteenth birthday. Securing her a marriage is the last thing he has in mind…
After he performs a mysterious ritual over her, Ruxandra gains uncontrollable supernatural powers. Alone, terrified, and faced with an unknown future, she is left to forge a new life for herself. There’s only one thing she knows: if she doesn’t learn to control her unnatural instincts, she’ll destroy every last shred of her humanity.
Princess Dracula is the first book in a dark fantasy horror series. If you like crisp writing, emotional gravitas, and intriguing retellings of classic tales, then you’ll love John Patrick Kennedy’s new twist on vampire lore.
Princess Dracula is undeniably a must read and a novel that I was desperate to read ever since discovering it. Firstly, the cover of the book is stunning and I would be lying if I said that the red-haired woman on the cover did not attract me! But what really attracted me was the phenomenal description which alluded to themes of dark fantasy and even myths and legends and when I read the word Dracula I was hooked. Princess Dracula is the perfect example of why I love dark horror novels and it is one of the best I have ever read. Good horror novels need a few things, one being the ability to terrify you yet leave you wanting more which I must add is incredibly hard to accomplish! John Patrick Kennedy, however, accomplishes this and does so in a way that will have you looking for more and left wanting more after every turn of the page. Princess Dracula is more than just a horror story book lovers, it instead is so much more and delves into a magnitude of ‘emotional gravitas’ which is rarely come across in horror novels. Princess Dracula captivated all of my attention from the premise alone and when I got past the first chapter I was left hooked and wanting more and read and finished the book in a record time! I am still not sure how John Patrick Kennedy was able to do this, it must be a combination of his phenomenal literature, brilliant characterization and spine-tingly great moments, but I must say, I can’t get enough of this world he brilliantly put together and am so excited to read what he writes next!
Princess Dracula is a thrilling novel that will take readers on a twisty-turny journey that will shock but enthrall readers from start to finish. Princess Dracula will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Ruxandra. Growing up in a convent could never have prepared Ruxandra for her inevitable fate; Ruxandra isn’t just any eighteen-year-old girl, she is the daughter of the infamous Lord Vlad Dracula, and so this meant destiny has always had big plans for her. The year is 1476, Vlad has been waging a decades-long war against the invading Turkish army which has had disastrous consequences and caused turmoil for many long years, and he has the attitude that there is no sacrifice too great to win the war. Ruxandra’s father Lord Vlad Dracula comes to collect her on her eighteenth birthday and she has prepared for this day for the past ten years, training for her assumed arranged marriage. Unfortunately for Ruxandra, there is no marriage awaiting her arrival and instead Lord Vlad Dracula changes Ruxandra irrevocably, thrusting her into a cold, dark, and lonely world. John Patrick Kennedy throughout his thrilling tale will make you feel the moral strife raging inside this young innocent girl who many readers will be able to relate to because although Princess Dracula is a fictional tale, it has comparisons to the real world that many young adults will be able to understand. Ruxandra must not only struggle to learn how to live with being a monster but also not become a pawn in her father’s ruthless hands and this book lovers is the premise of the captivating novel that is Princess Dracula.
Princess Dracula effortlessly captures the true essence of dark horror novels and has a classic feel to it that reminds me of classics… even classics such as the notorious novel Dracula! I love how fluidly the storyline and character development are unveiled and they are unveiled at the perfect pace. Princess Dracula kept me on the edge of my seat needing more; I found I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and that is a sure sign that the author John Patrick Kennedy is incredibly talented! It is no small task to captivate a reader so wholeheartedly, yet John Patrick Kennedy does so with ease in Princess Dracula.
Reading Princess Dracula, you can feel John Patrick Kennedy’s pursuit for literary perfection. His riveting reconstruction of a classic tale keeps the pages turning of their own accord. John Patrick Kennedy seamlessly breathes new life into a story we all know and love. He immediately immerses the reader in his dark world of fantasy through his fast-paced writing style, beautifully detailed descriptions, and flawless character integration. John Patrick Kennedy has an unrivaled ability to grip any reader from the first page through to the end. What I love the most about Princess Dracula’s story is the last page isn’t the end. John Patrick Kennedy continues his incredible rebirth of a classic tale in his ongoing series. Whether you are an avid horror fan or not, John Patrick Kennedy’s Princess Dracula will engage you from the very beginning.
Princess Dracula sends you on a tailspin of a journey packed full of exciting twists and turns that leave you both guessing and wanting more. Once you pick up Princess Dracula, you won’t be able to put it down…I know I couldn’t! I love the world of John Patrick Kennedy’s making so much I immediately feel the need to read the next book in the series and you will feel the same need if you too read the remarkable Princess Dracula. Of course, with such an amazing piece of literature, I have to award Princess Dracula five stars! So please do have a read of the preview below book lovers, you do not want to miss out!
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