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.
Version 1.2.1 of the Wallachia app should be in the store soon. It adds a bit of mouse and trackpad support for iPadOS and fixes the most embarrassing typo I can imagine. Like, picture you misspelled your own name on the cover of your book. Worse than that.
To recap: Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula is written in the epistolary format, meaning it’s a collection of letters, journal entries, telegrams, etc. I’ve broken up the text into individual entires and will be tweeting out links to them in real time based on when they happened in the plot in 1893.
For fun I’m also including frame grabs from several different movie adaptations. Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 is one of the most faithful to the novel, so I’ll be leaning on it a good deal. For the sake of variety, I’ll be working in the Hammer films version with Christopher Lee, Tod Browning’s 1931 film with Bela Legosi, and F.W Murnau’s Nosferatu with Max Schreck.
I actually wrote a complete sequence where they were practicing oină before realizing I had clearly established it was raining the entire day in chapter 9. Then later, I placed Dracula at the castle when, also in that same chapter, I had him a ways south at the same time. Ugh.
Chapters 9–11 all more or less overlap with one-another. I don’t think—at least I hope—it doesn’t come off as confusing. I wanted to follow each character’s journey through these days until they wind up back together. Marley goes off with Margareta, Ion is at the castle, Abraham goes to visit the farmer’s sick father, and then by the next morning they’re all back in the village. On a TV show you’d probably just cut back and forth.
There’s a new chapter of Wallachia coming later this week. You can download the app now to get caught up. wallachia.net
Coming, in chapter 11: 🌧rain, ⚾️oină, and 🥬cabbage rolls!