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Bathorys Secret (Affliction Series #1) Do Vampires live forever Hell no Immortality is earnedThe year is 1609 and fourteen year old Kati lives a quiet rural existence with her mother in the outskirts of Csejthe Castle, the home of the powerful Countess Erzs bet B thory When the Countess personally shows up at Kati s house offering her a job as a servant, she is happy to go if it ll help her mother break out of poverty Once at the castle the Countess ensures that Kati is illiterate before giving her the task of binding a series of centuries old notebooks which hide a blood soaked and violent past As the months progress Kati discovers that her new mistress is fearsome, cruel and dangerous, but she is unable to leave without fear of retribution She realizes that her only hope of understanding and escaping the Countess hides within the journals she is unable to read Finding herself in a desperate situation Kati must uncover the secret behind the Countess s erratic behavior and stop her before it s too late for her and everyone she loves. Best Read Books Bathorys Secret (Affliction Series #1) Author Romina Nicolaides – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for a lovely lady from Cyprus named Romina Nicolaides, who is ofc the authour of this book.Bathory s Secret is the first book in the Affliction Series, and this is probably one of my favorite vampire book because Romina cleverly created her vampires with a little twist The story begins in the year 1609, and its set in Csejthe castle which was in Hungary The fact that the author set her book in a realisticor at least, it wascastle made the story feel v I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for a lovely lady from Cyprus named Romina Nicolaides, who is ofc the authour of this book.Bathory s Secret is the first book in the Affliction Series, and this is probably one of my favorite vampire book because Romina cleverly created her vampires with a little twist The story begins in the year 1609, and its set in Csejthe castle which was in Hungary The fact that the author set her book in a realisticor at least, it wascastle made the story feel very real and imaginable.I really liked the main protagonist Katalina, even thought she was pretty young You could see that she was really mature for her age, and I think that this was a consequence about her life style What I loved the most about this book was that Romina created two stories at once and in some point they ve collided together At that point everything made sense, and the story felt complet I think this was a really clever idea for...

  2. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review This review may contain spoilers.I ve seen vampires used a lot in fiction to date and it s always interesting to see the different kind of spins people put on the popular vampire myth even though I do think vampires have been over used to date.I know the historical account of the Countess Bathory and I felt this book was not only an interesting twist on the vampire story, but also on the story of the Countess despite the amou I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review This review may contain spoilers.I ve seen vampires used a lot in fiction to date and it s always interesting to see the different kind of spins people put on the popular vampire myth even though I do think vampires have been over used to date.I know the historical account of the Countess Bathory and I felt this book was not only an interesting twist on the vampire story, but also on the story of the Countess despite the amount of poetic license that was taken throughout the book.The start of the book was intriguing and enough to draw me into the plot The character of Kati was quite an interesting one and I liked seeing her interacting with the other characters in the book It was pretty creepy to see the Countess home and what went on there through Kati s eyes I was surprised that the whole book wasn t written in first person although the first chapter was intriguing, I felt ...

  3. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I love historical fiction and vampire lore, and this book does not disappoint It is a compelling read, telling a story within the story and weaving the two together skillfully, which is not always easily done This isn t your current young adult vampire story, but based on an actual historical figure, the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory It touches on adult themes and has an intriguing plot twist on vampires that m I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I love historical fiction and vampire lore, and this book does not disappoint It is a compelling read, telling a story within the story and weaving the two together skillfully, which is not always easily done This isn t your current young adult vampire story, but based on an actual historical figure, the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory It touches on adult themes and has an intriguing plot twist on vampires that makes you want to keep reading to see what happens next, both out of fascination, hope and fear for the young woman narrating it There are elements of intrigue, suspense, and careful attention to the small historical notes that make any reader of historical fiction happy.There are a few typos here and there that should be corrected on a future edit, but overall the p...

  4. Bathory s Secret is an interesting take on the story of Erzs bet B thory, known as the Blood Countess The most peculiar aspect of this novel is that the Countess is view spoiler a vampire, even if her powers are slightly different from those of the classic vampires hide spoiler I usually prefer historical novels which arerealistic, but the idea is appropriate when it comes to B thory s story, and the author did quite a good job with it I must say I did not much like that view sp Bathory s Secret is an interesting take on the story of Erzs bet B thory, known as the Blood Countess The most peculiar aspect of this novel is that the Countess is view spoiler a vampire, even if her powers are slightly different from those of the classic vampires hide spoiler I usually prefer historical novels which arerealistic, but the idea is appropriate when it comes to B thory s story, and the author did quite a good job with it I must say I did not much like that view spoiler the real Erzs bet B thory is killed by a vampire, and then this vampire takes her place This explains how the Countess s behaviour changed in the years, but it felt way too weird for me hide spoiler Apart from that, I think the story blends historical elements with supernatural ones quite well, so you should enjoy it if...

  5. The story itself is a good one It jumps between the protagonist Kati and her service to Erzsebet Bathory, and Theodora s journal entries I think the introduction as a virus is a fresh spin on an old Vampire tale, and the author does a great job moving the story along I was whisked away to Hungary, Venice, and Vienna and thoroughly enjoyed the ride.This book would be five stars without its glaring issues with sentence structure, wording, and some confusing jumps between journal entries and the The story itself is a good one It jumps between the protagonist Kati and her service to Erzsebet Bathory, and Theodora s journal entries I think the introduction as a virus is a fresh spin on an old Vampire tale, and the author does a great job moving the story along I was whisked away to Hungary, Venice, and Vienna and thoroughly enjoyed the ride.This book would be five stars without its glaring issues with sentence structure, wording, and some confusing jumps between journal entries and the actual book chapters I also had a problem believing Theodora would start a relationship with Vyktor after during a series of violent rapes that occur Had there been a smoother, longer progression to their relationship it might have been believable after some time but not right out of the gate I just cannot buy into a virginal rape victim getting into a romantic, sexual relationship while violent assault...

  6. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review If I could give this 5 stars I would I was not initially familiar with the Countess, but I extremely fascinated with the story that opened up and consumed me entirely to the point that I will soon hit Google and getinformation This is an especially easy read, but also, rich with facts and even a note from the author explaining that some of the story has been changed in order for the story to flow correctly A wonderfu I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review If I could give this 5 stars I would I was not initially familiar with the Countess, but I extremely fascinated with the story that opened up and consumed me entirely to the point that I will soo...

  7. A wonderful, must read book, beautifully written with some great characters Already hooked, waiting super eagerly for the next in the series to come out and discover how the characters develop I especially enjoyed the chapter on the Order of the Knights of the True Blood and the dark an...

  8. I received this book free from Read It And Reap at Goodreads.com, in exchange for an honest review.Kati is a poor peasant girl whose fortunes apparently change overnight when she catches the eye of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who hires her to work as a servant in her castle Kati has been chosen because of her oxymoronic illiteracy and bookbinding ability The Countess has stacks and stacks of papers that she wishes to have bound into book form When one of the Countess wards befriends Kati I received this book free from Read It And Reap at Goodreads.com, in exchange for an honest review.Kati is a poor peasant girl whose fortunes apparently change overnight when she catches the eye of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who hires her to work as a servant in her castle Kati has been chosen because of her oxymoronic illiteracy and bookbinding ability The Countess has stacks and stacks of papers that she wishes to have bound into book form When one of the Countess wards befriends Kati and offers to teach her to read, Kati jumps at the opportunity, and finds herself learningfrom those papers about the Countess than is safe for her to know.I wanted to enjoy this storythan I did I wasn t entirely disappointed, because the tale has excellent bones, which is why I m giving it 3 stars I can also tell that the author did some research on the time period as well as bookbinding and other aspects of the story But it is still in need of some fleshing out For example, much of the phras...

  9. I was almost afraid to read this book because of some of the content While disturbing, it wasn t as graphic thank God as I thought it would be I had an interest in Elizabeth Bathory from other novels in which she was mentioned I have read quite a few biographies and while appreciating the facts, I found some very dry So I decided to go for a fictional account This book kept my interest from beginning to end I didn t go into it to tear it apart for anachronistic flaws etc The author wrot I was almost afraid to read this book because of some of the content While disturbing, it wasn t as graphic thank God as I thought it would be I had an interest in Elizabeth Bathory from other novels in which she was mentioned I have read quite a few biographies and while appreciating the facts, I found some very dry So I decid...

  10. I received complementary copy of this book for an honest review.Parental advisory this book portrays a warped sense of what Christianity is Priests who pray to God, capture, contain and rape vampires, all in the name of Jesus, as well as drink vampire blood to elongate their own lives I ve never read a vampire novel before, but it was a good read, with thought out, well developed characters I would have given this book a higher rating were it not for the graphic scenes beginning in chapter 8 I received complementary copy of this book for an honest review.Parental advisory this book portrays a warped sense of what Christianity is Priests who pray to God, capture, contain and rape vampires, all in the name of Jesus, as well as drink vampire blood to elongate their own lives I ve never read a vampire novel before, but it was a good read, with thought out, well developed characters I would have given this book a higher rating were it not for the graphic scenes beginning in chapter 8.I love...

  11. Timeline 1 1610 8 17 1614, Hungary Countess Erzs bet B thory her family the help lived in the Csejthe Castle 1250, N dasdy family.Kati Bosko Katalina her mom raised vegetables for her to sell at the daily market Her mother was a book binder by trade Countess Erzs bet B thory came to speak to the mother about Kati 14 coming to work for her.Done deal Count N dasdy husband had died several yrs ago.Kati was expected to be able to do about everything Bookbinding 1 of t Timeline 1 1610 8 17 1614, Hungary Countess Erzs bet B thory her family the help lived in the Csejthe Castle 1250, N dasdy family.Kati Bosko Katalina her mom raised vegetables for her to sell at the daily market Her mother was a book binder by trade Countess Erzs bet B thory came to speak to the mother about Kati 14 coming to work for her.Done deal Count N dasdy husband had died several yrs ago.Kati was expected to be able to do about everything Bookbinding 1 of them Kati met Milo 8, kitchen help.Oriana f, Moravia was next employed secretly started teaching Kati how to read write, how to translate speak several other languages Kati started to explore the castle What would she find As Kati began to bind read th...

  12. This is set in and around Castle Csejthe in the Kingdom of Hungary, in 1610 Countess Bathory s last year of freedom and follows a young girl, Kati, who is brought to work for the Countess, binding books that tell a terrifying tale of a vampire Kati s story is woven with the tale of Theodora Laskari as she reads the books she binds.There is much to like about this novel I particularly like the historical setting and detail vampires provide an almost unique opportunity to have characters w This is set in and around Castle Csejthe in the Kingdom of Hungary, in 1610 Countess Bathory s last year of freedom and follows a young girl, Kati, who is brought to work for the Countess, binding books that tell a terrifying tale of a vampire Kati s story is woven with the tale of Theodora Laskari as she reads the books she binds.There is much to like about this novel I particularly like the historical setting and detail vampires provide an almost unique opportunity to have characters whose lives span centuries, and here we have Theodora Laskari, a well written female vampire, born in Constantinople in 1195 and reaching Venice in 1575 I m less thrilled with the way the story was developed in between, however it feels like a wasted opportunity, hiding away from history rather than emb...

  13. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I would recommend this book to anyone who loves good historical fiction and for those like me, who love to read stories about vampire, in this case Afflicted.Countess Elizabeth B thory de Ecsed has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history B thory and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls She is often compared with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on who I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I would recommend this book to anyone who loves good historical fiction and for those like me, who love to read stories about vampire, in this case Afflicted.Countess Elizabeth B thory de Ecsed has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history B thory and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls She is often compare...