By Scott Baker
Somewhere in contemporary Illinois... David Bathory returns to his ancestral estate after the death of his father, the head of his family. David is the direct male heir to a birthright he has tried to deny: the lineage of Dracula--which means control over the entire extended family of vampires. Since his sinister uncle wishes to gain the vampire throne (and rule David as well), David is faced with two choices: either claim his birthright at the cost of his immortal soul, or suffer the immediate torments of hell. It's hell one way or the other.