How fragile is life? It is a question which could not be evaded in my youth. Yet, here I stand, a testament of time despite facing what was once considered a death sentence. I did not understand the complexity of the relationship between them at first. It was only with time the truth would become known and the courage would rise to publish it. My name is Claudia Van Helsing, the daughter of Abraham Van Helsing, niece of Vladimir Baserab Tepes, and I am an immortal, a proud member of the Order of the Dracul, and the last living descendant of the man the world came to know as Dracula.