By Jeanne Kalogridis
The tale started within the acclaimed first novel within the trilogy, Covenant with the Vampire, continues within the moment novel, because the inheritor of Vlad the Impaler attempts to place an finish to the Dracul family's frightening legacy.
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The truth, the reality, is dreadful: that he and all his knowledge and kindness and love, all that made him what he was, is now mere fodder for worms. I dare not say so at home —not for fear of disapproval but for fear of breaking Mama's heart. She believes fiercely in the superstitions of the Church; I hope they bring her comfort now. With a bony arm, Lilli motioned me to take the chair at her bedside. I did, and she reached forth to place a cold hand, with its ridged yellowed nails, upon mine.
Like his adoptive father, he thrives on overwork; yet I could see for the first time the toll it had taken on him, could see the weariness hidden in the shadows beneath his eyes. He frowned with worry as he scrutinised me and reached for my hand with both of his; after the coldness of Arkady's grip, the warmth of my son's was reassuring. "I heard a scream—" He spoke in Dutch, as I had intentionally never conversed with my sons in English but let them learn the language at school; and I answered him thus, conscious for the first time in many years that I was speaking a foreign tongue.
Impulsively, I pulled up the sash, letting in the cold and damp. . Letting in my past. He entered with a gust of wind, slamming the window shut behind him, and in an impossible instant there before me stood my darling, cloaked in black, strong and handsome and young, untouched by the passage of twenty-six years. No, more than handsome: beautiful. Gloriously beautiful. And there stood I, an old woman, my hair streaked with silver, my face and body, once as smooth and firm as his, now sagging, wrinkled.
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