Legend, history, and passion collide in this gritty, evocative, and sensual story about history’s most notorious price and the woman who paid love’s ultimate price.
The year is 1464, and young King Matthias controls Hungary, his family, and the fate of the world’s most notorious political prisoner, Prince Vlad Dracula.
Ilona Szilágy, the king’s cousin, is young and ambitious. Dracula is determined to marry into the Hunyadi family. It is love at first sight…but the king has other plans. The Impaler Prince, however, never takes no for an answer.
This begins Ilona’s journey into the treacherous world of court intrigues, family betrayals, and her husband’s dark desires. Eager to become Vlad’s trusted confidant, Ilona soon discovers that marriage to man tortured by his past comes with a price.
Woven throughout is a peek into the life and times of one of the world’s most enigmatic and maligned rulers…the man before the legend.
With Bardot’s decadent period detail and a cast of gritty evocative characters, The Impaler’s Wife offers a fierce yet sensuous glimpse into the violent 15th century.
I received a free copy and voluntarily reviewed it.
This one caught my eye since the first time I saw it, it was an amazing story with an historical background.
The characters of Vlad and Ilona make me so happy to read specially Ilona since she was a strong willed woman for the age she lived in and learned to live strong with someone as influential and controversial as Vlad Dracula and having all this intrigue lurking every corner of her life.
This one was a page turner for me I couldn’t get enough of it and just kept reading.
It pleases me to say it had the perfect balance between political matters, sensuality and character development that I never went bored or anything of the sort.
The story of Vlad Dracula was an instant reader for me, and I do hope to hear more from this author again, her writing is spectacular.