Vlad Dracula was the Prince of Wallachia, a region of Romania, in the Middle Ages. A cruel tyrant, he became known as Vlad the Impaler because he killed his enemies by impaling them on sharp stakes outside his castle. Tales of his ruthless violence spread far and wide, and later inspired the legend of Count Dracula, a bloodthirsty vampire! An exciting narrative format brings a bloody chapter of history to life, while providing plenty of creepy details to satisfy young horror fans. Chilling photos and illustrations and clear, age-appropriate text will keep readers turning the pages to discover the truth about Vlad Dracula.