Vampires are real. Deadly. And very, very hungry. Caroline Murray thinks vampires are the stuff of fantasy. A successful lawyer, engaged to a brilliant, if erratic, scientist, she has no idea of the horror about to engulf her. Ariane Van Helsing knows all about vampires. Her family have been fighting the lamia, as they call them, for centuries. She tries to convince Caroline of the danger facing her and her fiancé. She fails. At first.
Anita Carmichael is her faction’s sweetheart—respected soldier, supporter of the people, sister of their murdered leader. A murder that started the war and plunged Scotland into chaos. Ten years later, Anita still seeks vengeance, alongside her brother-in-law and her sister’s friends. Her friends. Or so she thought. Betrayed by those closest to her and captured by the enemy, she struggles to survive psychotic despots, torture and the hatred of the people who once loved her. Brutalised, scarred and alone, Anita trusts no one, especially the most radical faction who claim to know the answer.