Placed among the Orde, the Sultan's foreign legion, Ladislav learns of soldiering. He learns of comradeship, battle and betrayal.
He learns of impaling.
As part of the Sultan's bartering with Ladislav's father, Vlad Drakul, Ladislav will take his place within the elite Janissary. He will command. He will stand between a sultan and his son, and between a sultan and his father.
Vlad Drakul will regain his realm and lose so much more. Christendom will cast its noble elite into the bloodied dirt of the Battle of Varna.
Trovato diVelli will gain and lose fortunes. Eliza will find...a way.