Heart of the Impaler by Alexander Delacroix
I finished this book a few days ago. I enjoyed it so much that I thought you all might like it as well. The story is about a young Vlad Dracula and his cousin who fall in love with Ilona Csaki. She must decide which man she truly loves but she has a tough time deciding who to be with long term.
This book does a wonderful job illustrating the struggles young people go through finding their place in the world which is illustrated by Vlad Dracula's desperate attempts to impress his demanding father an example of this is his attempt to find the person who duplicated the key into his father’s room and he also did his best to follow his own path. There are several examples of his darker one of those examples of this is the fact that he threatened people for information. Another example of his darker tendencies is the fact that he murdered his older brother. Another example of his darker tendencies is that he falsely accused the guards that were put in place to keep him out of trouble of killing him and had them executed. Another example of his darker tendencies is the fact that he killed his older brother so that he could marry llona as well as many other twists and turns in their stories.