Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A-Z April Blogging Challenge - C - the COUNTESS by Rebecca Johns
the Countess by Rebecca Johns recounts the life of Countess Erzebet Bathory, a Hungarian Countess, who craved power and found it in the most gruesome of manners: torturing her female servants to death.
I have read fleeting accounts of Bathory, but my curiousity has never been satisfied. This historical fiction novel promises to satisfy my inquisitive about this violent woman, who earned the moniker the "Blood Countess".
It is written in the first person narrative in the form of a diary for her son and reveals a woman hungry for power and the love of her husband.
Definitely on my "to read" list.