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Wallachia is an ongoing serial vampire novel by David Ely set in 19th-century Romania. New chapters are published every few weeks.

Decades before Dracula, the Principality of Wallachia had its share of problems long before it came to be ruled by a vampire…

Download the app to read or listen for free. Vote in reader polls that directly affect the story in forthcoming chapters.

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The audiobooks are available as a podcast. New chapters air every other Friday. Start with episode one.

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Flowers of Transylvania, a prelude to Wallachia, is included in the app but is also available separately for Kindle and Apple Books. 1741, Transylvania. Corina finds herself a prisoner of Count Dracula. The good news: Dominic, her first love, is a guard in the castle. But can she trust him?

You can follow Wallachia on Twitter @WallachiaNet. You might also lilke @live_dracula, a “live” republication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that runs from the book’s start in May to its end in November.


Wallachia 1.2.2

I’ve published a small update to the app. The next major version, 2.0, will require iOS 14. Today’s version ensures forward compatibility for those who don’t upgrade to 14 right away. You won’t get any of the new features, but the old version will still keep working just as it has.

19. Wallachia Chapter 13: The Mystery of the Blue Flames

Marley meets Dracula.

18. Wallachia Chapter 12: The Farmer’s Afterlife

Abraham has some news to deliver.

Walachia Chapter 14: The Trial

Chapter fourteen of Wallachia is out. Get it from the App Store and read it for free.

🏛Eugen stands trial.


  • It’s 2 July, a Tuesday. The moon is at 48%. 🌓
  • Județ was a “an office with administrative and judicial functions, corresponding to both judge and mayor. The word is etymologically rooted in the Latin ‘judicium.’” It’s pronounced like the first two syllables in “judiciary.”
  • Otherwise I’m mostly making up how the legal system works. No juries or lawyers. It’s roughly in line with what I’ve read about how the law operated in some parts of Europe, but it works for what we need.

Lastly, I need to focus a bit on programming so I can get the new version of the app ready for iOS 14’s launch in the fall. I don’t think I’ll have no new chapters until then, but normally I’d start writing the next chapter right away; instead I’m going to be busy in Xcode.

On Twitter I posted a few thoughts on the “Log of the Demeter” sections of Dracula, which are happening now in Dracula Live.

New arrivals.

17. Wallachia Chapter 11: Nicolae at the Bat

Rain cancels Ion’s oină practice.

Sarah Andersen just published the last strip of her lovely web comic, Fangs.

Blacula also seems to be free to watch with ads on Amazon Prime.

I missed this last month when they appeared. Underworld, Underworld Evolution, and Rise of the Lycans are on Netflix now. There are also two more, Awakening and Blood Wars, that I haven’t seen. Will rectify soon.