House of Bathory

House of Bathory

A Novel

Book - 2013
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In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. She tortured and killed the young women she had taken on as servants.and bathed in their blood to preserve her own youth. 400 years later, echoes of the Countess's legendary brutality reach Aspen, Colorado. Betsy Path, a psychoanalyst of uncommon intuition, has a breakthrough with sullen teenager Daisy Hart. Together, they are haunted by the past, as they struggle to understand its imprint upon the present. Betsy and her troubled but perceptive patient learn the truth: the curse of the House of Bathory lives still and has the power to do evil even now.
Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, 2013
ISBN: 9781477808641
Branch Call Number: FICTION Laf
Description: x, 461 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 24, 2014

Overall a very easy read. An interesting story although the information on Countess Bathory is not historically accurate - the author took a lot of liberties with what is historical and what is fiction. A good book to relax and be entertained.


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