Dracula is certainly among the best-known men in the world, yet arguably the least understood. While many stories have been told about both the real and the fictional Dracula, Foia's account benefits from four decades of research and the unique perspective of a Transylvanian native. Under Foia’s pen, the “Dracula Chronicles” finally pierces the veil of mystery that has shrouded the Wallachian king for over 500 years. The multivolume historical novel unfolds in vivid detail Dracula’s epic metamorphosis from a naïve and trusting prince to the ruthless law-and-order king whose deeds have spawned the most enduring vampire legend. Taking place on the backdrop of the dying Middle Ages and the blossoming of the Renaissance the “Dracula Chronicles” is replete with towering passions, unbridled ambitions, vile betrayals, and righteous revenge. And, as one would expect, blood. Book One of the series, "Son of the Dragon", provides a first ever origin story of the man whose fame has survived for over 500 years and has reached even the most remote places of the planet. It begins Dracula's epic journey that will see the young prince become in future volumes the famed strongman, warrior, and object of women's interest who has conquered the imagination of millions. Inquisitive, skilled at arms, and often reckless, young Dracula seeks out danger to prove his readiness to be a man. An avid reader of history and lover of languages, Dracula uses his knowledge and wits to overcome impossible odds facing him. Then, in a single impulsive step he propels himself into a hostile world capable of devouring even the strongest men.
About the Author
Victor T. Foia was born in Transylvania where he studied theoretical physics at the university of Cluj. At the age of 22 Victor escaped from behind the Iron Curtain and defected to Italy. After a waiting period of months spent in UN refugee camps, he emigrated to the United States. There Victor graduated from the Universities of Illinois and Dallas. He then embarked upon a career as an international corporate executive. Presently he is engaged full time in writing historical fiction. Victor's interest in Dracula dates from the age of six, when he first visited his compatriot's birthplace only a hundred miles from his own. Soon this interest became a lasting passion for research into Dracula's life. Exploring castles, fortresses, and monasteries throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Victor went beyond the iconic Dracula literature to ferret out the essence of the man behind the Legend. The four decade long quest has taken Victor to virtually all the places where Dracula lived, loved, fought, and was imprisoned. In the end, by the empty tomb from where the prince disappeared without a trace 535 years ago, Victor felt his journey of discovery was complete and now the story of the real Dracula could be told.