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.


  1. That Elisabeth was one creepy person. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


    A to Z co-host

  2. I've never heard of her, but now I am going to have to check that book out. Glad I stumbled upon your blog, I love historical fiction as well.

  3. I just ordered the book for my ereader. Yes, Erzsabet Bathory was maybe one of the world's first women serial killers but I'm looking forward to reading her story. And thanks, Janna, hope you stick around. There's plenty more to come!

  4. That should be on my to-read list too now!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  5. Thank you Duncan D. Horne in Kuantan! I looked you up. Malaysia! Very cool.