What if Vlad the Impaler, the historical inspiration for Dracula, was a girl? A princess who is every bit as cunning and ruthless. With such an intriguing concept, And I Darken takes a unique look behind the historic Vlad, now as Lada Dragwlya - Princess of Wallachia. I could not resist this story with its promise to reveal what shaped her into the warrior princess whose very name would strike fear and respect into all. Warfare, political intrigue and the historical setting of the Ottoman Empire all made And I Darken a must read.