"Great vampire tale"
Lucifer impregnates the gypsy woman Falon when she left the
haven of her clan. After the rape, Falon returns to
Devil's Mountain, Wallachia to give birth to his child
before dying in fear of the devil's whelp. The lad
Vladimir Dracula struggles with the lure of his patriarchal
bloodlines with only his cousin Vashti providing him some
peace from his sire. Eventually Vlad leads the army in the
fight with the Turks.
Fourteen years later, after imprisonment by the enemy and a
thirst for human blood, Vlad returns home to finds Vashti
hates him for the death of her father. Vashti locks him
up, but releases Vlad only to have him jail her. In the
dungeon, Lucifer visits Vashti because he plans to use her
to gain his son's cooperation. She concludes that she is
the key to who will own Vlad's soul, his devilish father or
God. Will Vashti help Vlad follow the light or will she
complete her vengeance by sending him into the eternal
darkness as her own sister has chosen?
PRINCE ETERNAL: SACRED SOUL is a great retelling of the
Dracula legend as the tale is a delightful historical
horror novel that brings to life 1430 Eastern Europe but
never loses focus of its Dracula theme. Besides the 1430
Wallachia background, some of the key cast members seem
human with flaws and frailties while others (like Lucifer
and Vashti's fallen sister) make the inhuman feel genuine.
Monique Mucia provides a stirring adaptation that will send
the audience seeking more dark blood novels in what looks
like a superior series.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 25, 2002