For Whom The Bell Tolls (Vlad Dracula, #1)

  • Title: For Whom The Bell Tolls (Vlad Dracula, #1)
  • Author: Shane K.P. O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9780955670138
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls Vlad Dracula A WAR RAGES AROUND US EVERY DAY THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE ALL MANKIND THE ULTIMATE EVIL The battle for souls has raged since the truce that followed the First Great War of the Angels God has struck the ult
    A WAR RAGES AROUND US EVERY DAY THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE ALL MANKIND THE ULTIMATE EVIL.The battle for souls has raged since the truce that followed the First Great War of the Angels God has struck the ultimate blow and sacrifice to gain the advantage and defeat His fallen angel and estranged son, Lucifer As Lucifer stands at the foot of the Cross that drains the last ounceA WAR RAGES AROUND US EVERY DAY THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE ALL MANKIND THE ULTIMATE EVIL.The battle for souls has raged since the truce that followed the First Great War of the Angels God has struck the ultimate blow and sacrifice to gain the advantage and defeat His fallen angel and estranged son, Lucifer As Lucifer stands at the foot of the Cross that drains the last ounce of life from Christ and eradicates man s sins, he realises that his work must begin anew.In time, he comes to understand that his only chance to win this battle will be to destroy the institution of the Catholic Church to turn man against God, once and for all He searches for than a millennium for the candidate to see his plan through to an end and finally discovers the one that can cast that final blow.On a cold night in December 1431 in Sighisoara an old gypsy woman delivers a prophecy to the great Vlad Dracul She tells him he is about to sire two sons, one an angel and the other a devil.He returns to his fortress just as his wife bears him a son, whom he names Vlad In the very same moment across the country on the border between Transylvania and Hungary a gypsy girl gives birth to another son, Andrei The die is cast The twin souls are born The young Vlad Dracula becomes the instrument of the forces of Darkness To balance this, the baby Andrei is blessed by the angels and bestowed with awesome powers.This is their story.

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    About Shane K.P. O'Neill


    1. Shane KP O Neill is the writer of The Dracula Chronicles, a new and exciting series adding a fresh dimension to the Dracula legend, which combines the real historical Vlad Dracula with a new and different version of Dracula the vampire He has released the series in two arcs, one that follows Dracula the man and the other following Dracula the vampire.The author developed a fascination with Dracula from an early age Like many others he was enthralled by Christopher Lee s portrayal of him on the big screen It was in his late teens that he discovered Dracula the man and the love affair began from there An avid lover of history, he studied the period in which the real historical Vlad Dracula lived, 15th Century Balkan, for many years It followed from there then that with his love of writing he would always choose Dracula as his subject He built a concept and premise where he could accommodate both Dracula the vampire and Dracula the man.Away from writing, the author has a wide range of interests He reads a lot of books from a wide variety of authors, though his main interest lies in the horror genre His love of books is matched only by his love of the countryside and of course, his family As an added note, he has lived and travelled all over the world He has a love for all things historical, with a particular fascination for medieval Europe Anywhere he travels, he likes to search out locations with an historical interest and will always hunt for the ruins of an old castle before heading to the beach.Find out at draculachronicles


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    1. "The Dracula Chronicles: For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Shane KP O'Neill is a very well written historical account of the early days of Vlad Dracula in Transylvania from 1431 onwards. Although young Vlad will later on become a Vampire and the figure that inspired other Dracula stories, O'Neill sticks with this book to the historic figure and describes only the first years of Vlad's existence.Introductory chapters introduce the theme of the First Great War of the Angels, of Lucifer and his great pla [...]

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    2. A must read, you will not be disappointed. Having read the authors first two books of the Dracula Chronicles, which gave us the vampire first, I thought it may be a little strange to then go back to the beginning, but it really works. Mr O'Neill's talented writing brings to life the characters and the brutal age in which they live. It gives real insight into the circumstances which shaped Dracula the man. This is definitely not just another vampire story, there is so much more to it than that. T [...]

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    3. Well I've been waiting for this book to come out since reading the "Bound by blood" books and it was well worth it. This book starts the tale of the life of Vlad Tspesh (Dracula) from when he was born. The story is, I'm sure, full of accurate details and reads more like an actual account of his life up until the age of 16.It also is the start of Lucifer's plans to beat God to the highest amount of souls, which he's failing at because of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and the fact that he died so man [...]

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    4. Having sired two different sons by two different women (as also depicted in the standalone introduction LAMB OF GOD), Vlad Dracul ascends to the honorable title of Voivode of Wallachia. But the throne carries with it an enormously high price, as Dracul finds himself at odds with those who will stop at nothing to strip him of everything he possesses. Old allegiances are broken and new ones forged, and Dracul is forced to contend with crises both personal and political, while his sons Vlad and Rad [...]

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    5. For Whom The Bell Tolls is a precise, masterful and engaging piece of work. A thrilling page-turner with very real characters, this is an age-old tale told like you’ve never heard it before! The new craze of ‘teenage vampire angst’ had made me fearful of ever picking up a book with the ‘vampire’ concept ever again, which is why when I started ‘The Dracula Chronicles’, I did so tremulously. Within the first two paragraphs I knew that I had picked up something that was so beyond my e [...]

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    6. Author Shane O'Neill has done what I think is his finest work in The Dracula Chronicles: For Whom The Bell Tolls. Wonderfully explicit storytelling, including a very vivid and tastefully done sex scene, this book is full of story lines that bring the reader to the edge of his or her seat.Reading the trials and tribulations of Dracul and his sons is very detailed and extremely engrossing. As the story plays out this reader was left feeling conflicted on many topics, always a good sign when readin [...]

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    7. An amazingly historic story that tells of Vlad Dracula and his half brother, Andrei, taking us from their youth to the men they became. This novel takes you back to the dark times in 1431 to take you through the battles, loves and losses of Vlad Dracula and his family in graphic clarity. Certainly not a novel for the faint-of-heart. Another superb piece of writing from Shane K.P. O'Neill.

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    8. It is here I take you back to the beginning and introduce you to the concept that is The Dracula Chronicles. To end the First Great War of the Angels, God agreed a truce with Lucifer when He could have destroyed His fallen son. Never could He have envisaged the resourcefulness of the Arch Deceiver or have contemplated that Lucifer could challenge in the battle for souls. For to end the war, God agreed that Lucifer could contest the soul of every living being, as long as he never interfered with [...]

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    9. I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for this book. Don't miss it.In this Gothic horror book comes the ultimate good vs. evil. You are back in time to 1431 and Vlad Dracul is the king of Transyvania. His half-brother rules Wallachia to his south and was always a threat. He was part of the Order of the Dragons and was sworn to halt the Turkish takeover of Christian lands. Vlad also had a truce with the Turks.Throughout the book, Vlad Dracul is in conflict with his allies and his faith. He tries [...]

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    10. This is the third book from Shane that I have read. This particular title is not only the telling of Vlad, Radu and Andrei's developmental years but the story of Vlad's father, Dracul. This story is set before Vlad is left to the devices of Lucifer. ProsThis Irish born, Norwegian-residing author once again brings the reader no-holds barred storytelling equivalent to the anything goes, raw era that was the Crusades against the Turks and the spread of Islam. He also manages to introduce the reader [...]

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    11. Fabulous reading, the author captures the audience reading this bookwell the whole collection actually.e detail is astounding, makes you feel as though you are there feeling every emotion there.There are very few books that I have read that has left me wanting more, I look forward to the next publication with anticipation of more excitement, edge of my seat reading.

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    12. I had to read this after The Lamb Of God. I loved it and read it every chance I got, before work and when I got home from work. I like stories where the historical facts are correct and I can learn something besides being entertained. I find this period of the history of east Europe is very exciting and I understand many important things happened that shaped our world today. Vlad seems a nice boy but his destiny seems to conspire against him. He tries his best and is very loyal to his father. He [...]

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    13. Shane's has gripping saga and unparalleled writing are a tribute to his vast knowledge and painstaking processes that bring to fruition a grand and elegant tale of darkness and light. A must read for all interesting, spellbinding, and at times makes your breath catch in your throat, for want of what comes nextTheresa Stuart

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    14. This book is a great read!

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    15. This is a difficult book to review. I had extremely high hopes when I started reading this book, due to the nearly perfect ratings. I loved Bram Stoker'sDraculaand couldn't wait to see what people were raving about in regards to this series. For Whom the Bell Tollsactually opens with Lucifer's fall from heaven and the beginning of the battle between heaven and hell. With the crucifixion of Christ, God erased the sins of man, undoing all of Lucifer's work. In response to this defeat, Lucifer choo [...]

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    16. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Vlad Dracula, #1) (The Dracula Chronicles, #1) by Shane KP O'Neill is exactly what a classic in its own time looks like. The author has captured the smells, flavours and struggles of 15th Century eastern Europe so perfectly, this reader actually lived every page. The writing of this historical masterpiece is flawless and seamlessly weaves a monumental tapestry of back-stabbing political shenanigans with hints of the supernatural and religious warfare.This book follows th [...]

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    17. This is the second epic novel I read written by author O'Neill. Like Bound By Blood, For Whom The Bell Tolls revealed itself as a breathtaking page turner.The writing flows page by page and I felt also a bit sorry when the story ended. More please!

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    18. Voivode Dracul is the ruler of Wallachia. He is married and ends up having three boys, a fine legacy to leave behind. It is an assurance that there will be an heir to the throne. However, that throne is continuously threatened by one or another. The Turks on one side of Dracul are always some sort of issue because he has made a truce with them, even though he has made an oath to the Catholic Church to help protect their interests. In an age where the Crusades were fought, the two do not get alon [...]

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    19. This is not your grandmother’s Dracula story. In fact, it’s more about his beginnings, and how his formative years led him to become Vlad the Impaler.And at the end of this story, you will be saying to yourself, “Well, I can certainly understand why he did what he did.”It starts at the very beginning of the Christian era. Satan, upon having learned that his hold on humans has been destroyed by Jesus’ crucifixion, makes a vow: at some point in human time, he will find the one who will w [...]

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    20. I am a huge fan of all things Vlad Dracula. In my time, I've read many good books about him, and equally as many bad. Scarce, however, is the number of GREAT books I've read about the famed tyrant. I am happy to say that For Whom the Bell Tolls proudly shines in my top three favorites. This is s high honor. The book begins with a history of heaven and hell, and we are introduced into the battle between light and darkness, good and evil. From there we are taken into a world of knights and princes [...]

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    21. The Dracula Chronicles: For Whom The Bell Tolls by Shane KP O'Neill is an epic historical novel of Gothic horror, violence, political corruption, dark paranormal fantasy, strong emotions and deep romance set in the 15th Century Balkans.What else could you ask for in this awesome book!Very dark and well written, I love the authors creative and unique approach to this outstanding page turner!I borrowed this book from my daughter and we both plan on buying more of this talented authors books, for m [...]

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    22. "The Dracula Chronicles: For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Shane KP O'Neill - is a very well written historical account of the early days of Vlad Dracula in Transylvania from 1431. Shane KP O'Neill is exactly what a classic in its own time looks like capturing the smells, flavours and struggles of 15th Century eastern Europe so very well. Very dark and well written, The authors creative and unique approach is amazing and capturing. A fascinating blend of medieval historical facts, myths, and paranorma [...]

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    23. Having already read one of The Dracula Chronicles by Shane O'Neill prior to For Whom the Bell Tolls I was eagerly anticipating another stupendous novel full of the grit and excellent characterisation I've come to expect from the author. And, he does not disappoint. Dracula is an intriguing character and here we meet his twin brother, the good Andrei. With the battles against God, the Catholic church, it's interesting, different and very, very dark. Easily worth 5 stars.

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    24. With so many vampire books hitting the shelves nowadays, it is often difficult to weed out the ones that deserve to be buried forever and find the one that will rise above. O'Neill takes historical fact and merges it with local myth and his own twists to create a fresh recounting of a historical enigma - drives, motivations, and tragic circumstance are all explored in beautiful detail and masterful writing. I can't wait to read the next one.

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    25. Where to begin? This is one of the unputdownable books that crawls into your heart and mind until you almost feel obsessed with knowing what's going to happen next. Seriously, it is like an addiction! The characters are mind-blowing and the writing is so powerful that I couldn't help but be sucked in from the very first page. Can't recommend it high enough! It's really that good.

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    26. I cut my teeth on vampire stories, but this author takes Dracula to a whole nother level. I really enjoyed his take on the legend, the historical setting, and the characters. It all felt so authentic and really made the story come to life for me. O’Neill is definitely a talented writer. Highly recommended.I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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    27. This is a great book. Mr. O'Neill has a knack of keeping my interest. This is now my 2nd book I have enjoyed from him. I don't want to give away details of the story, but it is a very unique story.I look forward to reading some more books by the Author. I never thought I would enjoy this book, so there is something about his writing that really is pulling me toward another.

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    28. Another fascinating blend of medieval historical facts, myths, and paranormal fantasy by Author Shane KP O’NeillThis is the second novel of this author that I’ve read, and I’m becoming a fan. Dark, epic, full of strong emotions, violence, and suspense, set in the 15th century Europe. Fascinating to the very last page…

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    29. The first book in the Dracula Chronicles, For Whom the Bell Tolls, is just as good as the second. (I accidentally read them out of order!) O'Neill has a nice, flowing style, and his characters and believable and sympathetic. If he keeps writing them, I'll keep reading them!

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    30. This book is terrific. Thoroughly enjoyed reading about the adventures of the characters. I really liked the journey this book took me on. I could not put it down. A great concept and very enjoyable to read. When I finished it was like losing a few friends. Loved the ending.

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