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And I Darken, Book 1
Vlad Tepes is vovoide military governor of Wallachia, a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire. He has three children: Mircea, the eldest, Lada Ladislav Dragwlya , his eldest daughter and Radu, his youngest son. Lada grows up a wild, tough and headstrong girl with balls of solid steel, a defiant and stubborn attitude and a love of fighting. Her younger brother, Radu, is more sensitive, a schemer and scholar rather than his Xena-like older sister. As they grow up, it falls to Lada to stand up for her weaker, younger sibling. As their thirteenth birthday looms the children are taken to the court of the Ottoman sultan Murad II and left as hostages to ensure the loyalty of their father, Vlad, and continued vassalage of Wallachia. The children, however, are treated well.
Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world. Ever since she and her brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. Then they meet Mehmed, a true friend but heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.