From the number one bestselling writer of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the earlier and the present—and finds the darkish secrets and techniques of Bulgaria, a gorgeous and haunted country.
a tender American lady, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that existence overseas will salve the injuries left through the lack of her loved brother. quickly after arriving during this stylish East ecu urban, even if, she is helping an aged couple right into a taxi—and realizes too overdue that she has by chance stored considered one of their luggage. within she reveals an ornately carved wood field engraved with a reputation: Stoyan Lazarov. elevating the hinged lid, she discovers that she is keeping an urn packed with human ashes.
As Alexandra units out to find the kin and go back this worthwhile merchandise, she is going to first need to discover the secrets and techniques of a skilled musician who was once shattered via oppression—and she's going to discover all too fast that this data is fraught with its personal danger.
Kostova’s new novel is a story of gigantic scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the tradition and panorama of this mysterious kingdom. Suspenseful and fantastically written, it explores the ability of reports, the pull of the earlier, and the wish and that means which could occasionally be present in the aftermath of loss.
Praise for Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian
“Quite outstanding . . . Kostova is a usual storyteller. . . . She has refashioned the vampire fable right into a compelling modern novel, a late-night page-turner.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Hypnotic . . . a thrill trip via history.”—The Denver Post
“Part mystery, half historical past, half romance . . . Kostova has a willing feel of storytelling and she or he has a wonderful tale to tell.”—Baltimore Sun
“Kostova’s vampire isn't any campy Lugosi knockoff. . . . mixing heritage and fantasy, Kostova has formed a model so clean that once a stake is ultimately pushed via a center, it conjures up the tragic surprise of anything occurring for the first actual time.”—Newsweek
Praise for The Swan Thieves
“Exquisite.”—The Boston Globe
“Engrossing.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Stunning . . . A fantastically written story of artwork, love and an obsession prompted via both.”—Associated Press
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