January 28, 2010

The Blood Countess of Transylvania


What is the fascination with Dracula? I don't think most people really know Transylvania when they talk about Dracula... there is someone else who might just fit the "vampire" persona much better.
She was known to history-- local history-- as the Blood Countess. She feared death or at least the loss of her beauty. To keep it she killed (according to some reports) 600 girls to keep her youth.
Why do we not mention her?
I write about this because Dacre Stoker (great grand nephew of Bram Stoker) wrote the new Dracula book Dracula: Undead... I don't think he knows much about Transylvania. He does however know a lot about marketing...

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