Introduction

It is an added joy to Mina and to me that our boy’s birthday is the same day… on which Quincey Morris died. His mother holds… the secret belief… some of our brave friend’s spirit has passed into him. His bundle of names links all our little band of men together. But we call him Quincey.

– Jonathan Harker, Dracula

You’ve reached The Heritage, my follow-up to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

This isn’t to dismiss the work that has gone before (there have been some fine vampires and victims to follow in Stoker’s footsteps), but this is the book I wanted to read… so I’m writing it.

This version of the book is free. I started posting it in “real time” on October 15, 2012 and you can read it by going here to see what’s been posted so far. From October to May, more than 77,000 words worth of material will be posted for you in this rough draft. You can also read my commentary on each entry at the book’s Facebook page.

Please keep in mind this is a work in progress. Entries will change, whole passages of dialogue will move (and have moved) from one entry to another. In fact, as this is the rough draft, I already know I will be going back to completely rewrite a character, drop one in, remove one (or more), and add/move various important scenes.

As this is a work in progress, I want your feedback (just tweet me or email me). Let me know what you think, what needs work, what really didn’t work for you, etc. I will definitely respond and already appreciate your interest.

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