02_The Sultan, the Vampyr, and the SoothsayerThe Sultan, the Vampyr and the Soothsayer
by Lucille Turner

Publication Date: November 19, 2016
Hengist Press
eBook; ASIN: B01LW0QZ1T

Genre: Historical Fiction/Literary

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1442: The Ottoman Turks are advancing through the Balkans with Vienna in their sights and Constantinople, the Orthodox Greek capital, within their grasp. Dracul, ruler of Wallachia (present-day Romania), will pay almost any price to save his country, but he will not surrender to the blackmail of the cardinals of Rome; he will not betray the Greeks.

When Vlad, his middle son, begins to show signs of the ancestral sickness, Dracul vows to deliver him into safety. But time is running short. To some, Vlad Dracula is a strigoi, the worst of all evils; to others, he is the son of a righteous man. Confrontational, charismatic and manipulative, he tests family and enemy alike. Surely he is destined for power, but of what kind?

As the Ottomans plot to take Constantinople, the future of Vlad Dracula becomes a weapon for those who would preserve the Golden City of the Eastern Church. The Catholics are afraid of him; the Greeks hold the scrolls that tell of his past. And when the Sultan calls for the services of a soothsayer, even the shrewd teller of fortunes is unprepared for what he learns.

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About the Author03_Lucille Turner

I was born in Bournemouth in 1964. My first book, GIOCONDA, which I began in 2007 and finished in 2010, is a novel about the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Although some of Leonardo’s work was familiar to me then, the idea only came to me when I fell upon a print of the Mona Lisa in the aisles of a supermarket one day. One avenue of research led to another, and since then Gioconda has been translated into several languages, winning Spain’s Hislibris prize for historical fiction in 2012.

For the past few years I have been busy writing and teaching, stopping only to eat, sleep and travel. When I am not writing, I review other people’s work for Bookmunch. I enjoy being surprised by things I didn’t think I’d like, be it books or new experiences. And of course I love History.

For more information, please visit Lucille Turner’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

3 responses to “Lucille Turner on Blog Tour for The Sultan, the Vampyr and the Soothsayer, November 14-30”

  1. Sharon says:

    I agree, looks very interesting.

  2. Tea says:

    Oddly, this one seems interesting. Have never read about a vampire.

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