http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Elite-Seer-Series-Dragons-ebook/dp/B00PXB8FYO Book Description Publication Date: 20 Nov. 2014 Vlad III is born on December 1431 in Transylvania, the fortified city that belongs to German-speaking Saxon merchants. His father, Vlad II, trades with them so that his family can stay within the city walls protected. They stay in the city until his father kills the occupant of the throne of Wallachia, Alexandru I. When his father, also known as Dragon because he is one of the Knights of the Order of the Dragon, successfully seizes the throne and so his family lives in Wallachia again. They however do not live peacefully due to the political pressures from the Ottoman Turks. His father then pays tribute to Sultan Murad that Vlad III and his brother Radu will become hostages to keep the promise. In return, his father can keep the throne.