Koristad sets out to carve a path through the darkness of his bleak world. Ac-companied by Peril, a nave and innocent lightwielder, Koristad rises to face the challenges that lie aheadincluding a ?erce battle with a barbarian intent on seeking his own revenge. Unable to call upon his magic powers out of fear of being pulled back into the world of the dead, Koristad must rely on his own strength as he realizes there will never again be one like him.
After the necromancer and lightwielder are tasked with protecting an ancient artifact, a long extinct bloodline of mages reemerges. Suddenly, Koristad and Peril are ?ghting for more than they ever imagined, including their own survival.
As she peers in the mansions window, she sees a massive black-robed ?gure with grotesque fangs. Horri?ed, Virginia attempts to ?eebut ?nds herself stopped in her tracks and plunged into darkness. After she awakens inside the house, Virginia comes face-to-face with its secretsTeresa, the beautiful woman at her bedside; Max, the seemingly sinister old man; and Count Basarab Musat, a Transylvanian vampire who manipulates and controls everythingand everyonearound him.
Soon Virginia realizes she is a prisoner, and what the Count has planned for her throws her into a battle for her survival. Unsure whether she will ever be free from this new and dangerous world, Virginia becomes a desperate woman who will stop at nothing to return to the life she once knew.