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Publication Order of Dracula Books

The Dracula Tape (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Holmes-Dracula File (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Old Friend of the Family (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thorn (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dominion (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Taste (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Question of Time (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seance for a Vampire (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sharpness on the Neck (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Coldness in the Blood (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Dracula series is a set of fantasy books written by American best-selling author Fred Saberhagen. The series provides a look at vampires from the point of view that they are either neither evil nor good by default and just like humans, they have their ability to make their own decisions. The series publication began in 1975 when the first book in the series The Dracula Tape was published. The series lasted ten novels with A Coldness in the Blood marking the last book in the series.

The Dracula Tape

This story kicks off with a tape recording found in a vehicle. On the tape, Dracula narrates his narration of what occurred in the book Dracula. Only in Vlad’s Tepes account, he is a good guy who has been defamed, and Van Helsing is the evil quack. However, the author of this book takes several liberties with the original version of Dracula. For instance, he makes him a Vlad Tepes, but we all know that the author of the Dracula book only borrowed the name and footnote of historical background. The greatest change, however, is that Dracula later becomes the Hero of the piece by claiming the moral ground and stating that his bad side came as a combination of fanatics (Van Helsing) and Misunderstanding (Harker). In this novel, Van Helsing gets a bad press including the manslaughter of Lucy via a blood transfusion without blood matching. In this way, the author is able of providing answers to the questions that were unanswered in the original Dracula novel and also manages to open up his own set of questions. The mention of Lucy sparks up some interesting facts, for instance, the author claims that her name means light bearer. Additionally, the author also makes his vampire un-sexual and also a Christian. The use of holy items does not affect them, but their misuse angers him.

Saberhagen’s first series installment is in most ways a deconstruction of the original Stocker’s novel. The book points all the plot holes in Dracula. Overall the first book is a delightful retelling the classic story narrated from the vampire point of view. This is an easy read and the main character, Dracula is featured as a rational, fallible and an introspective being. On the other hand, in this novel Mina featured as a willing accomplice and a worthy to consort person. Even though she was well featured in the original book, Saberhagen makes her even more interesting as she is torn between her fascination with Dracula and her love for Jonathan. The characters in this book, both the main and the supporting cast are well crafted, detailed for the readers to have a deeper understanding of them. There is some dialogue inclusion in this book as well, the use of dialogue serves to give you the readers more understanding about the characters, understand their behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses. The main storyline is also well woven, and the connection from chapter to the next is done in such a manner that flows swiftly and nicely.

The Holmes- Dracula File

It 1887 in London and the Queen Jubilee approaches, and as everyone awaits this ceremony, a mad man, a science nerd prepares to unleash millions of plague infected rats, while a bizarre and a mysterious killer is leaving behind a trail of bloodless bodies. The Count Dracula joins forces with the world’s greatest investigator to save the public from an imminent disaster and a revenge prepared by an enemy. The second series installment is interesting; the author take on Dracula is good.

An Old Friend of the Family

The Sutherland family left their home in their old world to start over, however, what they did not know is that a blood feud much older than history itself would track them down through the generations to come.

Kate, the first born of the latest generation of Sutherland is killed. However, she is not dead. Subsequently, he little brother named Johnny also vanishes, and the only clue left behind is a bloody finger. The Sutherland have no idea of what they had fallen into, as their enemy is not a mortal man, but an undying mistress of evil, Morgan Le Fay and the Sutherlands are not her real target. She seeks to war with their protector, the only person who is capable of saving this family from they never knew was waged long ago. Dracula is an interesting lead character, and on some occasion, a magnificent bastard, his adaptation to the current world is more brilliant, and the author maintains a good track of this main character than the previous mentions by Bram Stocker.


Thorn the fourth novel in Dracula series we are introduced to a love affair for the ages. Five centuries ago, their paths crossed and he managed to possess her heart entirely, and not quite against her will until she fled, she was captured, punished and fled and up to date, she is still fleeing.

Dracula narrates the story of his life and how his great love was before he became a vampire. The portrait of the woman that he ever loved from those days he “lived” is now in the hands of very evil creatures. The Prince must however purse and possess this connection with his breathing life and the Sutherlands more so Judy is willing to help an old family friend.

A Matter of Taste

He was once known as the Dracula, however in the present day Chicago he is referred to as Matthew Maule. John, one of the Sutherland siblings, and just like the rest of the Sutherland calls him Uncle Mathew. After all, Maule is an old family friend and has risked most of his “life” to protect the Sutherland. However, when Matthew Maule is rendered into a coma by an evil plot beyond time, the Sutherlands must do whatever it takes to protect him, confront and fight a battle of Dracula’s enemies. In A Matter of Taste is a brilliant read, that recounts the early years of Dracula, the author makes every aspect of the novel detailed. The characters, the plotlines are well crafted and will keep you gripped from the first page to the last. If you love fantasy novels featuring some supernatural creatures such as vampires, then you will find Dracula series an ideal match for you.

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