…on the Internet!
Author Stephen Brust posts the following in his blog:
“Does anyone remember the given name of Vlad’s father? I think I do, but I’m too lazy to look it up, and it would be so embarassing to be wrong.”
–One the commenters responds:
“Maybe Sethra Lavode is his father too…Vlad, I am your father…come to the dark side of necromancy.”