Jon Hyde-White is changed. Soon he will cease to be an earls second son and become a ravening monster. Already lust grows, begging him to drink blood"and the blood of his fiance Cassandra Thorpe will be sweetest of all. Is that not why the blasphemous creature Sebastian bursts upon them from the London shadows? But Sebastians evil task remains incomplete, and neither Jon nor Cassandra is beyond hope. One chance remains"in faraway Moldavia, in a secret brotherhood, in an ancient ritual and in the power of love.