Holy Cow, this book blew my mind! Dracula is one of my all time favorites so when I saw this I decided to give it a try. It is a combination of fact and fiction, woven into a prequel of sorts to Dracula. In it we meet Bram Stoker, who is inserted into the story as if he is a fictional character. We meet his family too, and a slightly odd nanny named Ellen. This nanny is the source of the creepy, well written, old fashion horror story. It weaves realty with fantasy and horror as it skips back and forth between current time and Bram’s recollection of growing up. I wanted to read it again immediately, just to scan over the detailed, rich, story that is Dracul.