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Wallachia is an ongoing serial vampire novel by David Ely set in 19th-century Romania. New chapters are published every few weeks.

Decades before Dracula, the Principality of Wallachia had its share of problems long before it came to be ruled by a vampire…

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The audiobooks are available as a podcast. New chapters air every other Friday.


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Flowers of Transylvania, a prelude to Wallachia, is included in the app but is also available separately for Kindle and Apple Books. 1741, Transylvania. Corina finds herself a prisoner of Count Dracula. The good news: Dominic, her first love, is a guard in the castle. But can she trust him?


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10. Wallachia Chapter 4: Evening Tea

Chapter 4 of Wallachia: A Penny Dreadful by David Ely. Ion and Kwasi take Marley to the pub. They hear some music, she notices that something’s up with Nea Eugen, and (another) strange visitor arrives in town.

9. Wallachia Chapter 3: Rumors, Lamentations, and Thunderstorms

Chapter 3 of Wallachia: A Penny Dreadful by David Ely. Father Abraham faces the possibility there’s been a murder in the village.

8. Wallachia Chapter 2: Six Hundred and Eighty Steps

Chapter 2 of Wallachia: A Penny Dreadful by David Ely. We follow Ion up the steps to Castelul Argeş, see a little of what life is like for those who work in the castle when an important nobleman like Count Dracula arrives, and Cornel takes a walk.

7. Wallachia Chapter 1: Welcome to Wallachia

Chapter 1 of Wallachia: A Penny Dreadful by David Ely. The previous six episodes have comprised the prelude, Flowers of Transylvania. Now we jump forward to 1816 and move south to Wallachia.

Marley returns home after several years away and attends her sister’s first Communion. Afterwards, they eat, dance, take in a puppet show, and a strange visitor arrives.

6. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 6: Home At Last

Corina and Dominic arrive at her village.

This marks the end of the Flowers of Transylvania novella. Next time we’ll jump forward 75 years and start Wallachia. We’ll meet a whole new cast of characters, but there will be some famliar faces, settings, and themes that carry over from the prelude.

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5. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 5: As the World Falls Down

The morning after finding something terrible beneath the chapel in the village, Corina despairs.

4. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 4: Into the Labyrinth

Corina and the girls visit the village, and she makes a startling discovery.

3. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 3: Day and Night in Castle Dracula

Corina and Dominic connect; she starts having bad dreams.

2. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 2: The Lord Who Receives Many Guests

Corina awakens in Castle Dracula and discovers that she’s not alone.

1. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 1: The Princess of Springtime

Transylvania. The first day of spring, 1741. Corina is the jewel of her village. She’s been selected to be the princess of the spring festival, when a handsome messenger rides into town.

Welcome to Wallachia: A Penny Dreadful: The Podcast! I’ll be posting a new audiobook chapter every other week, starting with the prelude story, Flowers of Transylvania.

Flowers will run for six chapters, then we’ll jump into Wallachia.