Melisande has been searching for a reason to prolong her supernatural life. Finding a wounded soldier on a battle field, she makes a choice to convert him. She makes him a vampire, praying he will forgive her. He is her destined mate. Risking his eternal hatred, she chooses a form of life for him. ‘Death’ is furious she stole Damian and vows revenge. He creates creatures called the ‘others’, soulless creatures who blindly destroy innocents. Bartholemew, the angel of justice is fighting to keep the balance between good and evil. Damian wakes thinking he has died and the angel he saw has helped him pass on. Finding out he is a vampire and that she took advantage of him and they had sex, he spurns her. Melisande is devastated, leaving her fledgling to her sire to train. Alesandro sends her on her way and tries to train Damian while hoping they can work out the problems facing them. Melisande finds that somehow she is pregnant. Damain must make a choice which side he will be on in the upcoming battle and if he can forgive Melisande.