Captured by the Guardians, Rose and Lissa are dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy. A boarding school for Vampires where they are educated in the ways of magic. Rose is a Dhampir, a half-human who is trained to protect Lissa a Royal Moroi Princess and the last of her line. The Dhampir's, also known as the Guardians are suppose to protect the Moroi (the vampires) from the things that go bump in the night. The Strigoi are the most horrible blood-sucking vampires known to the world, they don't care if you are human, Dhampir or Moroi, they catch you and you are good as dead!
As Rose and Lissa become entwined in forbidden romance, Royal politics and crazy teen angst. They discover they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
With hidden powers and remarkable friendship on their side Rose and Lissa battle against not only their enemies but also their hearts... The question is can they win?