Chapter 42 : The Loyal Enemy
- Carpathian Mountains, Castle Poenari.
- A few years before the year 1462, the castle that was left in ruins was ordered by Vlad III to be repaired to become his strong citadel and sanctuary. Slaved nobles became laborers and were forced to rebuild the castle, which were composed of the relatives of the boyars impaled by the prince.
- Soldiers maintained the order and made sure that the slaves and hired masons did their best in doing their job. The slave laborers were even forced to work until their clothes fell off—literally—from their body. It was how urgent and important for the Dragon’s Son to rebuild the ruined castle, which he inherited from his grandfather—who was the first one to build it on one of the mountaintops of Carpathian Mountains.