The Historian. If you want a GOOD vampire book, this is it. It's all about history, and really, the only vampire mentioned is Vlad the Impaler. I love history, especially creepy, horrifying history like the true story of Vlad.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. A completely engrossing, eerie story that tumbles through timelines, telling the stories of a professor, his mentor, and the infamous Vlad the Impaler. (Paired with Relic Ritual Red 2009)
Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book & a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear & unfortunate successor’. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of – a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past & her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history.
America’s 92-year-old Street Priest: "He and his brother Philip Berrigan, a Josephite priest and World War II combat veteran, along with the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, led some of the first protests against the Vietnam War. In 1967 Philip Berrigan was arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience and was sentenced to six years in prison. Philip’s sentence spurred Daniel to greater activism. He traveled to Hanoi with the historian Howard Zinn to bring back three American prisoners of war."