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Die Blutgrafin is a prose short story of Tales of the Slayer book series. Written by Yvonne Navarro, it was originally published on October 2, 2001 by Simon Pulse.


Countess Elizabeth Bathory aka the Blood Countess is a wicked woman that lives in a castle in Hungary. It is rumored that she bathes in the blood of young virgins in order to stay youthful. Ildikó Géllert is the current Slayer, who lives isolated with her Watcher, Kurt Rendor. He trains her in the ways of a lady and she successfully infiltrates the castle, in an effort to stop the deaths that are seemingly always occurring there. Though she finds out how she kills the girls, Ildikó is eventually drugged and killed by Elizabeth Bathory, never finding out if she was a vampire or not.


  • The events of this story take place in November of 1609.



Organizations and titles



  • Hungary
    • Carpathian Mountains
    • Csejthe Castle
    • Rendor's house
  • Romania (Only mentioned)
  • Slovakia (Only mentioned)
    • Dolna Krupa (Only mentioned)
  • Ukraine (Only mentioned)
    • Skole (Only mentioned)

Weapons and objects

Death count

  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Ildikó Géllert.
  • Two vampire soldiers, staked by Ildikó.
  • Ildikó Géllert, killed by Elizabeth Báthory.

Behind the scenes


Goofs, bloopers, and continuity errors

  • The German epithet "die Blutgräfin" is used both in the story and its title written without the umlaut mark.


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