The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

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The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

By: Lucy Weston

Published by: Gallery
ISBN: 143919033X

Genre:  fiction
Pages: 320

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FAQ: Lucy Weston was a character in Bram Stokers Dracula.


Sovereign Power. Eternal Pleasure.
Revealed at last in this new vampire saga for the ages: the true, untold story of the "Virgin Queen" and her secret war against the Vampire King of England. . . .

On the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth Tudor is summoned to the tomb of her mother, Anne Boleyn, to learn the truth about her bloodline—and her destiny as a Slayer. Born to battle the bloodsucking fiends who ravage the night, and sworn to defend her beloved realm against all enemies, Elizabeth soon finds herself stalked by the most dangerous and seductive vampire of all.

He is Mordred, bastard son of King Arthur, who sold his soul to destroy his father. After centuries in hiding, he has arisen determined to claim the young Elizabeth as his Queen. Luring her into his world of eternal night, Mordred tempts Elizabeth with the promise of everlasting youth and beauty, and vows to protect her from all enemies. Together, they will rule over a golden age for vampires in which humans will exist only to be fed upon. Horrified by his intentions, Elizabeth embraces her powers as a Slayer even as she realizes that the greatest danger comes from her own secret desire to yield to Mordred . . . to bare her throat in ecstasy and allow the vampire king to drink deeply of her royal blood.

As told by Lucy Weston, the vampire prey immortalized in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this spellbinding account will capture your heart and soul—forever.


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My Thoughts:

You guys!  I was so excited to receive this book, that I chose it for the MARCH 2011 Book Club pick!  According to my reading updates, this book only took about 75 pages to get “going”.  I did find the “period” language a little daunting.  At one point, I got at a dictionary, but it was totally unnecessary because the story took off and the language just kind of took a backseat to the STORY. 

I loved Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so I had really high expectations for this book.  I think my expectations being so high, kind of left me a little let down in the end.  I loved that she was a strong female, not the “oh whoa is me” type of gal.  I loved the mashup of HISTORY and MYTH.  I wasn’t a big fan of combining King Arthur/Mordred with Elizabeth.  One or the other would have been better, not both.  I also didn’t think there was enough vampy action in the book.  When you pick up a vampire book, you want vampires.  KWIM?  I have to say that I loved that this is more a traditional vampire in this age of the newer “twinkling” kind.  I found the slayer “powers” a little on the silly side.  I’m from the generation of Buffy lovers, and I rather prefer my slayers to more of an average gal with some serious kick butt skills and not so much mystical powers.  Does that make sense?

Dont get me wrong!  I did like the story, and I would recommend it to my friends.  In fact, my copy is out on loan as I type this. LOL!!!  I would just add a word of caution to my vampy friends:  For me, this story is more about Elizabeth and her inner struggles with herself and reconciling her family issues than it is about vamps.  Yes vamps are in it, but there really isn’t a lot of vamp action.

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