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Vlad by C.C. Humphreys
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Mar 17, 12

bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in September, 2012

This novel was the fictional tale about the life of Vlad Tepes aka “Vlad the Impaler” told through those who knew him best. It attempts to deviate from his “Dracula” persona and to humanize him. Humphrey’s created a story that showed him to be a more complex man than he is often depicted as. In this telling he is a promoter of Christianity and the man who brought peace to Romania. He suffered his own tragedies/losses/love and these experiences molded him into what he became. I really wanted to love this, historical fiction is one of my faves, and Vlad is simply a fascinating individual. I found the story line boring and the prose tedious. By the time I had made it half way through I started to have to force myself to continue. It was by no means a terrible read, it just never really engaged me and I didn’t really care what happened next.

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