Anton Ross first met Stanton Lang at the academy, and soon learned that there was something curiously different about him. As their relationship changed and deepened, emotions would run high, and the entrance of Stanton's fiancée Nancy, would create a complicated triangle which would affect the Ross's and the Lang's for two generations to come.On the eve of an oncoming war, set off by Stanton, and Adam, wounds are laid bare, and age old passions flare. Anton has reconnected with his grandson after mysteriously disappearing for years into an unknown land where fugitive werewolves and vampires joined forces in refuge from the hunters. Stanton places his own grandson, Adam, under his thumb and once again calls upon the demon, Sitri, to help him recapture what he considers still belongs to him. And Adam has his own desires, enraged about what he views as Nicolas's betrayal; he too calls upon the demon.As Nicolas and Anton wait for their army, led by Grigore, Anton's vampire lover, to help them fight off Lang's mortal militia, passions simmer, plots thicken, and the price to be paid, grows.