Author: Autumn Bardot
Genre: Historical Romance
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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.
If you loved the movie Dracula Untold or the stories by Philippa Gregory, then I think you are going to enjoy this story. Ilona is a wonderful character. Initially, a little sheltered from the world, she does not understand the struggles of the common people but she has a sharp mind and smart mouth. She learns quickly and discovers a different side of herself with Prince Vlad. Ilona does however find the prince to be a mystery. His moods change like the weather, often quickly and without warning. He is mystifying, strategic, charming and well learned. Prince Vlad has learned harsh lessons throughout his life and is determined to regain what is rightful his to claim. From a young age, Prince Vlad is an old soul. He is driven and complicated but he has his own sense of justice and his own code. With Ilona, the two make a formidable pair. Ilona and Vlad are both intellectual and witty individuals and enjoy sparing in a battle of minds. The two of them together are quite combustible and rather than taming the beast, Ilona finds that Vlad awakens a beast within her.
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About the Author . . .
When Autumn’s not writing or working, you’ll find her hanging out with her very large family, spoiled husband, and pampered rescue malti poo.
Her favorite things include salty French fries, a good foamy cup of coffee, chocolate, and the beach. And a great book, of course!
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