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An excellent piece of work.
on 21 March 2000
I have been the proud owner of a hardback copy of The Children Of The Night for almost ten years and still go back to read it again and again. The story is set in the modern day and uses historically accurate accounts (told in the first person) of the infamous Vlad Tepes aka Dracula. It is the ideal starting point for any reader who is interested in the 15th century ruler, both captivating and disgusting in the true accounts of his escapades, though still addictive. The story is basically thus- an American, Kate Neuman while working in a Romanian orphanage, adopts a sick child with a seemingly unknown and incurable disease. After extensive trouble with corrupt authorities she gets him back to America for treatment and begins to personally investigate his disease only to have him snatched in the dead of night and her lab destroyed, her workmates and ex-husband murdered. She enbarks on a perillous journey, using gypsies and criminals to aid her covert re-entry into Romania in a bid to reclaim her adoptive child with explosive results. I wont spoil it by telling you the ending. You'll just have to read the book to find out.