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Any broad exploration of pre-Industrial European society cannot help but touch upon the plethora of peasant tales that both served to entertain the populace and teach morality to the children of Europe. On surface examination, at least, this function of folklore seems apparent enough. It is a perfectly valid assessment of the function of common fable--but in many respects, it is inadequate.

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The Power of Fantasy
On Thanksgiving Day 1996, Roderick Ferrell, 16, from Murray, Kentucky, led a pack of kids to Eustis, Florida, where he killed the elderly parents of a former girlfriend. Ferrell had lived in Eustis for a year and had then returned to Kentucky, where he'd gotten involved with a fantasy role-playing game called Vampire: The Masquerade.

Why women love vampires by Anastasia Aboim
Sasha Badreeva tells me, “Vampires are not real, but they are like a dream come true”. They may not be to everyone’s taste, but Vampires have got women, and fans like Sasha, in a frenzy. Despite these damned creatures of the night feasting on the blood of humans, many mortal women find them irresistible.

A castle fit for Dracula
Bran Castle, which cleaves to a steep cliff that towers above a medieval village in Romania, is up for sale for a bloodcurdling $85 million. Why? Castles don't normally fetch such top dollars these days, but a curious modern mythology has turned this property into a Dracula draw.

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Last February, L.A. Banks' bestselling "Vampire Huntress Legend" series concluded with its twelfth and final book, "The Thirteenth." Fans looking for more are in luck, however, because this July, heroine Damali Richards is back to continue her fight as The Neteru against the evil spawn of The Dark Realms.
Bluewater Publications has announced that Charlaine Harris will be the next author featured in their Female Force graphic novels. The graphic novels are a unique series that showcase well known female authors and their rise to stardom. Authors previously featured have been Anne Rice, JK Rowling, and Stephenie Meyer.
May 7, 2002 (ABC News) - You can probably imagine how long your wait would be at airport security if your passport read "Kingdom of Dracula." Still, the last known relative of Vlad the Impaler, the medieval Romanian nobleman who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula, says he's fed up with high German taxes, and he's got local support in his hometown outside Berlin to form a vampire paradise.

Review Archives

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
It would be easy to dismiss "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" as a novelty. The title sounds more like a comedy sketch than a compelling read, and author Seth Grahame-Smith was responsible for last year's good-natured Jane Austen sendup, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
Last Aerie, The
The Last AerieReview by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 23-Aug-1994 Adapted from "Vampires in Print" in The Vampire's Crypt #9 (Spring 1994). Review by Cathy Krusberg Brian Lumley. The Last Aerie (Tor, 1993; $22.95/$29.95)
Kiss of Darkness
Kiss of Darkness