I’ve mentioned novels I want to write before, but I never gave them a fair description. So I wanted to post about the main one I’m working on right now.
It’s name fluctuates. But my friends call it ‘Dragos’, originally it was called Stokers Monster. And now I’m still in the air about what the final title will be. Hopefully something witty. But I won’t know until I finish the damn thing.
‘Dragos’ – as we’ll call it here – is a novel set in modern Romania. Specifically southern Romania. A woman named Nicoletta works in a renaissance castle dating back to 1450 or so. She, along with a large staff, keep the castle clean and open to tourists. They hold banquets and over night guests to show them castle life from the 14 – 1500’s. Everything is part of the theme.
Nicoletta works as the castle guard. Her friends Miheala and Alina are princesses to entertain young princes and princesses. Soren is vice captain of the guard. And of course their are behind the scenes workers, like Iyana and Rayna.
Upon reopening the castle for tourists they come across a secret room. In it is a chest, about 6 feet by 2 and a half by 2. They call the owner, they call the police and eventually it’s deemed not to be a coffin. Shocker.
Except, weird things start happening around the castle. Things move, shadows lengthen, whispers are heard down empty corridors. Nicoletta believes in curses and ghosts. Rayna and Soren do not. But that doesn’t stop Nicoletta from feeling watched.
Soon she comes face to face with the very thing that’s been lurking in the shadows and it calls out to her. Or her facade.
Nicoletta is known to the castle as a man called Dragos, Captain of the Guard. So it wasn’t unusual for a guest, as eccentric as he was to call her such. It was however unusual that he confesses to impaling a good 20, 000 people.
Next thing she knows the castle is being attacked by half dead creatures of the night and the unusual guest is demanding blood in exchange for banishing them. With a sword at her hip she refuses him but as the monsters outnumber them she starts thinking she has no choice. Locked in a grueling fight, she has no choice but to agree.
In doing so, she seals the castles fate. The reawakening of Vlad III Draculae.
So I’m really hoping this doesn’t sound as lame as it does when I tell people about it. There’s some historical references, some romantic tension, some vampire related tension, comedy, and hopefully a lot of awesome characters that I’ll be fleshing out over time and with some help. The first chapter is out on wattpad for people to critique. It would mean everything to me if you could go take a look. Thanks again.
Dragos Chapter 1