Crusade of Dracula Book One
The self-contained sequel to THE ORDER OF DRACULA begins here!
Dracula finally makes his play to collapse the Ottoman Empire, but he hits a snag - the mysterious supernatural being, The Radiant One. Gathering allies, including Irish separatist James Fitzharris; James's estranged son, Royal Army sapper Fachtna Fitzharris; turncoat Ottoman spy Meryem Merengaz; and the immortal storyteller of the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade; Dracula and his allies must explore Arabia in the midst of World War I to find clues to his enemy's weaknesses.
In BOOK ONE, Dracula's attempt to assassinate the Sultan is frustrated, so he recruits James and Fachtna to go to Arabia to discover The Radiant One's weaknesses. In Cairo they join forces with Meryem Merengaz, an Ottoman spy. Meanwhile, Dracula explains the story of his life to Scheherazade in exchange for her help.
BOOK ONE is 44 pages (43 story pages), black & white, and 8.5" square. It is not a standalone story, and it continues in BOOK TWO and concludes in BOOK THREE. THE ORDER OF DRACULA takes place in the same world with some of the same characters but is not necessary to understand THE CRUSADE OF DRACULA.