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The Countess by Rebecca Johns
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Oct 04, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: historical, fiction
Read from October 01 to 03, 2010

Not horror, not goth, no vampires or werewolves, but a fictionalized autobiography of Countess Erzsebet Bathory, a 16th century Hungarian countess thought by some to be a sort of serial killer of her maidservants. For me, it raised more questions than it answered, though it was at times an interesting view of the life of a noblewoman at this time and place.

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Jessica It isn't marketed a fantasy novel. Not sure why you're mentioning the lack of werewolves.

Carol I got this book from the Amazon Vine program, where it was not really described (as I recall, it's been a little while) as historical fiction as much as a horror type novel. My personal suspicion is that given the popularity of the Twilight series (with its vampires and werewolves), the description was intended to piggyback on that popularity. If you read some of the other Amazon reviews, you'll see that I wasn't alone in my reaction to the book's description. You may have read different descriptions or known more about the book than I did when I ordered it.

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