Vampires of Carpathia by Robert Davis
(Dragolescu Chronicles, Book 1)

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It is the final quarter of the Nineteenth Century; the Ottoman Empire is falling and Eastern Europe is in turmoil. As small nations break free and declare their independence, civil war and chaos ensues and the ancient vampire-kings, long thought defeated in the Thousand Nights War, seize their chance to rise to power once again.

Considered an anachronism in this industrial age, the brotherhood of vampire-hunters has all but disbanded, and Anders Dragolescu is one of only a few who remain. In this volume of six exciting novellas, Dragolescu and his young apprentice, Stefan, investigate a series of apparently unrelated vampire attacks across Carpathia, and uncover a sinister conspiracy.

A chance encounter with a beautiful lady in danger leads the two vampire-hunters to discover a terrible secret beneath ‘The City of the Crippled Dead’. A civil war in a neighbouring country gets personal for Stefan when he storms ‘The Prison of the Undying Warlord’; and, as a harsh winter grips Carpathia, Dragolescu rides to the aid of a band of travellers, who have heard ‘The Howl of the Blood Wolf’.

The race is on for Dragolescu to find ‘The Deliverance Engine’ before it falls into the wrong hands; and a village on the edge of the wilderness lives in terror when it is stalked every night by ‘The Shadow of Ultimate Fear’. Lastly, the tables are turned and Dragolescu is hunted by demonic assassins when he battles against ‘The Unholy Triumvirate’.

In this, the first in a new series of blood-chilling adventures, the dark powers of the night are gathering their forces in preparation for war; and Dragolescu is the only man who can stop them.
 

About Robert Davis

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Robert H. Davis, MSN, RN, is the Director of Admissions at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. he has over ten years of experience in education, beginning with his role as training officer with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department teaching self-defense, pursuit driving, crime prevention, DUI detection, and D.A.R.E. Before his current role at Case, Mr. Davis was the Director of Education for Care Services, Inc., in Cleveland, Ohio, coordinating educational programs for over 1500 nursing and allied health professionals within the organization. Mr. Davis earned both his BSN and MSN in Nursing Informatics from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Ohio Nurses Association and serves as their consultant to the Ohio Nursing Students' Association. He is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Intl.
 
Published May 3, 2012 by Swordworks. 248 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction