Read the full story here: http://kierstenwrites.blogspot.com/2014/05/new-books-new-books-hooray.html
Kiersten White, author of Paranormalcy and Mind Games, is writing a new series, called the Conquers Saga. The first book is titled Daughter of the Dragon.
She and her husband visited Romania a few years ago and fell in love with the country and it’s history, along with stories of Vlad the Impaler (the man Dracula is based off of).
“And then I listened to Noah telling my mom the familiar histories of Vlad the Impaler and his ties to history. Vlad had grown up a political prisoner in the Ottoman courts, a peer and contemporary of Mehmed the Conqueror, the sultan who sacked Constantinople as a young man. Vlad’s own brother, Radu the Handsome (let’s all pick our historical names now, okay? Mine will be Kiersten the Effortlessly Charming, or maybe Kiersten the Fustigator if I’m feeling cranky), converted to Islam and joined Mehmed’s courts—and was even rumored to have been part of Mehmed’s secret male harem.
The Ottomans put Vlad on the throne, thinking he was loyal to them. He showed them just what he thought of their loyalty, on the end of a stick. Actually, on the end of many, many sticks. 20,000 impaled soldiers, if history is to be believed.
But I already knew all of this. It wasn’t my story.
And then—and then—that magic moment my fellow writers know so well happened, where suddenly something shifted, falling into place with a sharp snick and my mind was off and running and I knew I had to tell a story and I knew exactly what it would be.
Because what if Vlad the Impaler, the brutal prince, had been Lada the Impaler, the brutal princess? And what if Lada, Radu, and Mehmed had been locked in a poisonous triangle, with their ruthless ambitions second only to their love for each other?
Heads will roll. Bodies will be impaled. And hearts will be broken.
Daughter of the Dragon, coming in 2016.”