A young unnamed woman discovers a stash of letters hidden in her father's library. Bewilderingly, they're addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor." She wants to question her father, Paul, although she is simultaneously fearful of hearing his answers.
First, however, she insists he take her on his business trip to Slovenia. And so, in a foreign teahouse she asks her question. Paul looks sorrowful as he begins his story with his discovery of a mysterious and ominous book many years before.
The ancient book was blank paged except for a dragon running across the center. In the dragon's claws hung a banner emblazoned with the word "DRAKULYA." When it appeared on the desk of the young Paul's library carrel, he felt revulsion. When the book kept reappearing in his possessions, he felt t