Desperate times call for desperate measures… Helena’s mind is set. She wants to learn blood magic no matter what and employs the help of a powerful warlock through her connections. Her actions create an even greater rift between her and Lucious. Shutting her eyes to the growing relationship problem, she isolates herself while burying her head in books. When her mentor arrives in London, he’s not what she expected. As a matter of fact, in his hands, her life may come to an end sooner rather than later. Unable to prove the involvement of the Italian delegates in a plot to kill the Councilmen, Lucious is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The stability of the Vampire Council falls apart faster than he can act. Not only that, his blood-sister goes missing, a secret society wants him dead, and his love life is hanging by a thread. This time, the dark world he lives in my well and truly swallow him whole.