“Carpathia” by Scott Whitmore is story of an 1800’s American making a journey to Romania, which evolves, quickly into intrigue and action with werewolves, vampires, and paranormal activity. I’ve never read anything like it. The characters are interesting, well developed, and the action picks up and moves at a pace with enough surprises to keep the reader’s attention with minimal confusion. For readers that like manly heroes, beautiful women, vampires, werewolves, steampunk backdrop with the added interesting element of dirigibles in the air! Though audience-specific, I recommend “Carpathia” for a fun read and if you’re like me, a late-comer to the steampunk culture. Four stars!