Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula by Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson

Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula

Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson with Hans Corneel De Roos (Translator), Dacre Stoker (Contributor), John Edgar Browning (Contributor), Hans De Roos (Translator)

fiction classics horror dark mysterious tense medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

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Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker’s world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, “Powers of Darkness”), this I...
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dark 90%
mysterious 63%
adventurous 36%
tense 36%
informative 27%
reflective 9%


fast 41%
medium 33%
slow 25%

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Plot: 81% | A mix: 18%

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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