Radu Basarab — First Appears in Touch the Dark [1]

Introduction Edit

Radu Basarab is the younger brother of Mircea Basarab and Vlad Dracul.

Biography Edit

Radu had been taken by a mob in Paris and delivered to the Inquisition. They had tortured him for well over a century, until, when Mircea finally found and freed him, he was dangerously mad. Radu had been locked away ever since.[2]

Radu still suffers. Every night he when he wakens, it is as if it were all being done all over again. They broke him in mind, body and spirit. Even after hundreds of years, every night he revisits a thousand torments again and again. Mircea freed him in 1769 from the Bastille.

But a century prior to that he had been held and tortured for many years at Carcassonne. That same night that Cassie rescued Francoise, Louis-César was changed into a vampire by Radu, Mircea's youngest brother. Radu bit Louis-César for the first time the night after the jailers left them alone together in an attempt to terrorize the Frenchman. Radu called him back the two nights afterwards until he changed. Perhaps he was trying to gain a servant who could release him. Because Radu was imprisoned, Louis-César's birth was not recorded until long after the fact. Louis-César says that Radu was quite sane when he changed him. [3]

About Edit

Nickname Edit

  • Radu "the Handsome" *[4]


Freed from PrisonEdit

  • Mircea originally freed him in 1769 from the Bastille. [5]
  • Mircea and Cassie free him in 1661 from Carcassonne.[6]

Powers & AbilitiesEdit


  • Tortured emaciated prisoner

Character / PersonalityEdit

Physical DescriptionEdit

  • In Carcassonne dungeon cell: He looked like a bearded skeleton, skin the color of moldy Swiss cheese covered the fine bones of his face, and only the burning amber eyes made him seem real—wore a hooded cloak.[7]

Love Interests Edit

Family / Friends / Allies Edit


Other DetailsEdit

  • Older than Mircea and Vlad [8]
  • Mircea had though of killing him to spare him, but he can't doit. [9]

Backstory Edit

Vlad and Radu were in Adrianople as hostages—the Ottoman sultan didn't trust their father to honor a treaty otherwise.[10]

Related Characters, Groups, Places, etc Edit

Events in the Series Edit

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1. Touch the DarkEdit

Mircea tells Cassie that he is going with her to Carcassonne in the past to rescue his brother from torture and prison while she saves Louis-Cesare. They leave while the Senate is under attack with the help of the Tears of Apollo and without Tomas who had betrayed them to Rasputin. [11]

Cassie is led to Radu's cell by a swarm of ghosts. She finds Louis-Cesare (with Mircea inside) bleeding, and keels over. He must wait to recover from the loss of blood from Radu's bites before getting Radu out. Rasputin and Myra in spirit form show up with Dark Circle mages from 1661. Cassie stops them with her ghost army and her Dagger Bracelet and help from Agnes. [12]

After the confrontation with them, he is freed with strict conditions— He has agreed to bring Louis-César over and to leave him to develop alone as happened before. Radu will escape but avoid contact with anyone for a century, until the time I rescued him from the Bastille. And even after that, he will keep a low profile, and not make any vamps until current times.[13] 

2. Claimed by ShadowEdit

Quotes Edit

See Also Edit

Book References Edit

  1. Touch the Dark, ch. 3
  2. Touch the Dark, ch. 9
  3. Touch the Dark, ch. 13
  4. Touch the Dark, ch. 3
  5. Touch the Dark, ch. 13
  6. Touch the Dark, ch. 14
  7. Touch the Dark, ch. 14
  8. Touch the Dark, ch. 3
  9. Touch the Dark, ch. 13
  10. Touch the Dark, ch. 3
  11. Touch the Dark, ch. 13
  12. Touch the Dark, ch. 14
  13. Touch the Dark, ch. 14

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