By Linda Lafferty
Within the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the notorious Blood Countess, governed Čachtice fort within the hinterlands of Slovakia. in the course of strange nightly rites, she tortured and killed the younger ladies she had taken on as servants. A satan, a demon, the fear of Royal Hungary—she bathed of their blood to maintain her personal adolescence.
400 years later, echoes of the Countess’s mythical brutality achieve Aspen, Colorado. Betsy direction, a psychoanalyst of unusual instinct, has a leap forward with sullen youngster Daisy Hart. jointly, they're haunted via the previous, as they fight to appreciate its imprint upon the current. Betsy and her yet perceptive sufferer research the reality: the curse of the home of Bathory lives nonetheless and has the facility to do evil even now.
The tale, brimming with palace intrigue, memorable characters in detail learned, and a wealth of evocative element, travels from side to side among the standard, glossy international and a seventeenth-century jap Europe introduced startlingly to lifestyles.
Inspired via the particular crimes of Elizabeth Báthory, The residence of Bathory is one other exciting historic fiction from Linda Lafferty (The Bloodletter’s Daughter and The Drowning Guard). the unconventional incorporates readers in addition to suspense and the sweep of ancient occasions either repellent and fascinating.