It’s not that often that I get enthralled by a history book. That’s not to say that there aren’t interesting people littered throughout the course of history to read about. There certainly are. But more often than not, when I pick up a biography about one of those figures, it makes for rather dry reading.
Maybe it’s because the author has to do their best to be objective about the character, to focus purely on provable facts, and to avoid making assumptions that can’t rightly be made. Maybe it’s because real life often doesn’t tell tales that are as clean and neat as those that we find in fiction. Or, maybe it’s because you just don’t often enough find many mentions of vampires in the non-fiction isle. It’s hard to tell. Perhaps there’s another way to teach us about history though… a better way.