MOBI Ê The Dead Travel Fast ✓ Deanna Raybourn
The Dead Travel FastArrives at a magnificent decaying castle in the Carpathians replete with eccentric inhabitants the ailing dowager; the troubled steward; her own fearful friend Cosmina But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle's master Count Andrei DragulescuBewildering and bewitching in eual measure the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora's imagination and awakens passions in her th 2020 Summer Clearance SpecialThis is the summer that I read from my own shelves hopefully clearing some space there During this uarantine period I have been adding to the problem as I've been on a bit of a book buying spree This one is only copyrighted in 2010 but was already unavailable except in the used book trade I spent far too much on postage but I'm glad to have itI can certainly tell that this is one of Raybourn's earlier works It is well written but she has improved in the last ten years Still I enjoyed this novel a cross between a Dracula like tale and a Gothic romance similar to a Victoria Holt story I think if she was writing it today she might structure things differently with regard to the mystery I am ambivalent about the ending I know that it is the result that most readers desire but I prefer the unexpected and I thought I was getting it until the last few pages I'm a tiny bit disappointed but it was still a great readThe verdict? This book gets to stay at least until I read it one time
Deanna Raybourn ✓ The Dead Travel Fast READER
A husband a family a comfortable life Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it allWith a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe Theodora leaves Edinburgh and a disappointed suitor far behind She is bound for Roumania where tales of vampires are still whispered to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independenceShe Can we PLEASE go back to the original cover style for her books so I'm not embarrassed to buy them?
BOOK The Dead Travel Fast
READER Ò DOC The Dead Travel Fast ¾ DOGSALONBRISTOL Í [Reading] ➶ The Dead Travel Fast By Deanna Raybourn – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A husband a family a comfortable life Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it allWith a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe Theodora leaves At she can neither deny nor conceal His allure is superlative his dominion over the superstitious town absolute Theodora may simply be one person under his swayBefore her sojourn is ended or her novel completed Theodora will have encountered things as strange and terrible as they are seductive For obsession can prove fataland she is in danger of falling prey to than desire This was a truly perfect bookIt had all of my favorite elements of a neo Victorian Gothic the impoverished gentlewoman seeking to make her way in life; the mysterious sensual young count that catches her eye; mysterious deaths; superstitious locals; and a fraught relationship to the past Theodora is an orphan and her grandfather has recently died as well When her schoolfriend Cosima invites her to Transylvania to be a guest at Cosima's wedding to the local count Theodora views it as a handy escape She's a writer and she knows from Cosima's childhood stories that Transylvania will provide fertile ground for her imagination Also she'd rather not live with her sister and brother in law who are expecting their fifth child Upon her arrival at the castle Theodora is thrilled with the magnificent setting and her writing takes off She is troubled that Cosima's wedding has been called off and Theodora is even disturbed when she realizes just how attracted she is to the countIn true Gothic fashion secrets from the past continue to haunt the present Was the current count's father so evil that he rose from the grave as strigoi? Why did the count's father and grandfather hate each other so deeply? What secrets of love and passion will drive these characters to commit desperate acts?Raybourn has a fantastic narrative voice and her ear for dialogue is top notch Unlike so many neo Victorian romances her characters speak naturally with only small differences from our modern speech Clearly Raybourn has read many Victorian novels in order to master the language so thoroughly This book was a joy to read and I would have loved to read it slowly and savor it but I was too engrossed and had to know what happened next