This is the last book of the trilogy in which Dracula is a girl named Lada.
Lada, as prince of Wallachia must defend her territory and her right to be prince. She’s loved by the people, but there are some boyars who want to betray her. Besides, she’s defying Mehmed with her actions. She’s inciting him to attack her.
On the other hand, Radu wants to find Nazira and Cyprian but Mehmed wants him as a confident and advisor concerning Lada and her defiant attitude.
Will the Dracul siblings face each other? Who’s going to win? What’s better, diplomacy or strenght?
I think this is the best of the three books. I liked the end and that Lada was one step ahead most of the time.
It was good for Radu to stop being so fragile and commited to Mehmed and for Lada to prove that she would never bow to no one.
I enjoyed all the dramatic losses that Lada suffered; and her sadism and determination to protect her people and her Wallachia.
I believe that Radu and Lada could have been a great team if they have had the same goals.
In general, the series is interesting. It has very exciting or funny moments. The battles, landscapes and characters’ emotions are well described and the characters are different from what we are used to.