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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. Start with episode one.

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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?

You can follow Wallachia on Twitter @WallachiaNet. You might also lilke @live_dracula, a “live” republication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that runs from the book’s start in May to its end in November.


11. Wallachia Chapter 5: How to Borrow a Book

With the town all at Radu’s speech, Marley and friends “borrow” a book from the church.

10. Wallachia Chapter 4: Evening Tea

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

Father Abraham faces the possibility there’s been a murder in the village.

8. Wallachia Chapter 2: Six Hundred and Eighty Steps

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.