By Alex Archer, Joe Nassise
The hunt for adolescence merely results in death…
The Blood Countess—Elizabeth Bathory, a real monster of history—is the most notorious serial killers. acknowledged to have murdered 650 younger women for his or her blood, she believed bathing in it is going to safeguard her energy and sweetness. It's a narrative that has continuously interested archaeologist and television host Annja Creed. whatever so superb might merely be a narrative. So what's Annja to make of the lady she unearths demise at the facet of the road…from blood loss?
There's anything eerie during this small Slovakian city, the place rumors of vampirism cling unstated within the air. but, out of worry, the locals say not anything. close out via the police, Annja in simple terms digs deeper into the unusual dying, uncovering troubling scraps of evidence—and cover-ups. Her one lead is an enigmatic retired police officer who has been investigating the disappearance of greater than twenty girls. them all younger. them all attractive.
The merely manner Annja can see to discover in truth through changing into the Blood Countess's subsequent victim….
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Torches burned in sconces set into the partitions, lights the best way ahead of them, and the crowd of fellows speedy chanced on themselves status in a slim passageway with rows of cells on each side. The cells have been jam-packed with girls. a few held the residing. a few held the lifeless. a few held a mixture of the 2, and it was once usually tricky to inform the variation given the negative kingdom a few of the prisoners have been in. One look used to be all it took to acknowledge that the ladies have been tortured. they'd been crushed and battered and in certain cases bitten, although by means of whom or what Thurzó didn’t recognize. He had his suspicions, even though, oh, sure. not like the ladies they’d stumbled on upstairs, a few of these prisoners wanted rapid counsel, and he couldn’t simply go them through with out giving relief. Leaving the useless to meet their venture used to be something; forsaking the residing used to be anything else fullyyt. fortunately the doorways to every telephone have been made from wooden, instead of iron. That intended there’d be little need to attend for a blacksmith. Thurzó had expected the necessity to break via a number of doorways after they have been contained in the fort, so numerous of his males have been sporting conflict hammers. “Break them down! ” he known as to his males. “Break all of them down. Get those girls upstairs and provides them what assist you can! ” His males instantly set to work, the wooden resisting initially after which splintering underneath the repeated blows. The noise drew the opposite half his celebration from the halls and chambers upstairs, the place they’d been trying to find the countess, and the additional manpower made the activity cross that a lot swifter. quickly his males have been getting into the cells, prime those that may well stream up the steps and into the nice corridor, the place they obtained as a lot care as Thurzó’s males may supply. those that have been too injured to stroll have been carried upstairs by way of a number of of his infantrymen; the gentleness those hardened warriors confirmed to the wounded struck Thurzó deep within the middle. whilst the final of the prisoners have been upstairs, the our bodies have been conducted of the cells and coated up within the passageway one after one other. Thurzó stopped counting while he reached forty-three. He’d checked the 1st few corpses—those that have been kind of intact, at least—and famous a similar forms of accidents as they’d came across upstairs. They’d been bled dry like animals delivered to the butcher’s for slaughter. His disgust now in complete bore, Thurzó stood again and enable his males paintings, his brain wandering to all-but-forgotten days, attempting to determine simply the place the countess was once hiding. the higher flooring have been vacant, and so they had coated each inch of the reduce flooring, in addition. girl Báthory have been inside of those partitions whilst the evening had all started, and Semtész’s habit appeared to point out she was once nonetheless the following someplace. yet the place? He forged his suggestions again, again to the times whilst he and Ferenc had run wild via those tunnels, and because the photographs rushed via his brain, one caught out. A faint reminiscence of Ferenc exhibiting him a hidden door in a single of the cells, a door that resulted in an unfinished tunnel... Thurzó slipped clear of the others and entered the mobile in query.