The author manages to capture the Victorian era to perfection with the under currents of sexual repression of the times. There’s everything in the book sex, passion, love and power all of which is inter twinned with the story of Bram Stoker – who’s most famous book Dracula is still read today. The town of Whitby is the highlight of the book with its myths and legends.
Ann Victoria Roberts has managed to insert Bram Stoker’s story into that of Damaris Stern, a strong passionate woman, so Bram Stoker’s story is told through her eyes. A rip roaring great read which I recommend.