What an interesting storyline - a witch; an ancient curse; two families (and their followers) immortalized and "trapped," one side to never enter Wallachia again, the other side never to leave; and Vlad III. When the witch ("Strigoaic") sends Matthias (and his friend Alex) to kidnap Anasztasia, they had no idea who she was - or what their actions were starting. Now they are being forced to marry (on the witch's orders) to release their families after over 500 years - and neither are happy.
The Strigoaic had given them another option, marriage being an afterthought - go back in time to Easter Sunday, 1457, the day the Strigoaic's family had been killed, the day the curse began. The challenge: Bring her back the Golden Cup. Would that be better than a forced marriage? They end up not having a choice.
The adventure is definitely exciting and the story of all that happened, in the past and in the present, was incredible and well-written. I want to know more about these families, more about these characters - and plan to read anything else that this author puts out. This story was definitely unique.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.