“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Vlad Táltos is the central character of a series of novels written by Steven Brust and set on the planet Dragaera. Vlad was first introduced in the 1983 novel Jhereg as a mobster and witch in the Dragaeran metropolis of Adrilankha. "Táltos" is a Hungarian word for a particular supernatural person or creature. Vlad is always accompanied by his familiar, Loiosh, a wisecracking flying reptile called a jhereg, with whom he shares a telepathic and empathic connection.