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The Lost (1996)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0061054836, Paperback)Jonathan Aycliffe draws on the first part of Bram Stoker's Dracula for the bones of his story--a naive Englishman travels to a remote, forbidding castle in the mountains of Transylvania (postcommunist Romania)--and then fleshes it out with appealing characters and a different (but unabashedly gothic) plot. Aycliffe's writing is simple and fluid, concisely developing the shifting emotions and relationships as the dark underbelly of the story slowly reveals itself. The evil beings in The Lost are not vampires, but strigoï--free-floating shades of an ancient family of lords. They die and yet don't decay. Their appetites are even more unspeakable than bloodsucking. As Gahan Wilson writes in Realms of Fantasy, "If you enjoy this sort of thing at all, you will have a fine, frightening time as Aycliffe hints at and then delivers nasty surprises, ghastly revelations, and increasingly appalling villainies."
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A British professor travels to Romania to reclaim his family's haunted castle for an orphanage. The trip turns into a hair-raising experience as he meets bureaucracy, backward peasants, a ghost, and a femme fatale with ambitions for a less charitable and more money-making enterprise.
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