As a governmental vampire council observes her every move, Elisabeth Foster is introduced into her new guardian’s world. Rumors swirl as she is pulled away into a town that is far from her family and is forced to begin acting like the powerful politician Clarence Harrison’s heir and an example of stability. Quickly though, she sees the dangers of rebellion groups who are out for the powerful and the horrors of holding loved ones too close to the heart. She discovers what it is like to have a dangerous battle begin for her life and the ability to care for those that once belonged only in nightmares. As the decisions of her new immortal fate are decided and the fight for the lives of her loved ones is played out, revelations of her past and the corruption of her new world’s politics come to light while she begins to realize exactly what the difference is between her enemies and her allies.