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I read this book nearly 2 decades ago, I Am Dracula which blended various supernatural elements to show how Vlad the Impaler actually became the King of Vampires. He apparently was "soul mated" to a mystic gypsie girl, Zigane, in Walachia, finding this out when she astral projected to him as a boy. He then endured hardships growing up very much in line with the historical Vlad before she, now a full fledged witch, found him and lead him on the path. There were a lot of supernatural references and liberties taken; Dracula was made a Vampire by Zigane , who was made a Vampire by some large batwinged creature that came out of a lake, and they got further mystical powers by serving the devil, including a "sun sheld spell" which is why Dracula could exist in the sunlight, evenn being a vampire.

Can anyone clearly define all the supernatural creatures in the book, as well as where they hail from in terms of their mythology [I'm guessing the Wing serpant was an interpretation of Quetzalcoatl, the Mayan God, but I'm lost on the others]. Also, is the I Am Frankenstien book made by the same author?

  • Seriously;? "Zigane?" That literally means "gypsy." A gypsy named "Gypsy;" how creative. – DavidW Jul 3 '19 at 1:42
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    I’ve voted to close as unclear. This is tagged like a story identification? – Stormblessed Jul 3 '19 at 2:05
  • presumably the winged serpent is intended to be a dragon, the main winged serpents of European myth. Dragons have are associated with Dracula as well (due to the name; the Romain "Dracul" can be translated to dragon). – Jack Jul 3 '19 at 3:11
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The second part can be answered simply as yes. Both books are by the same author as per the blurb for I Am Frankenstein

Andersson continues the bestselling tradition of I Am Dracula with the terrifying "true" story of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation. In this unique retelling of the legendary tale, the story is told in two voices--revealing both Frankenstein and his monster's points-of-view.

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