Shea Harper is starting college with her best friend, Aidan. She calls him her spirit-twin because they were born at exactly the same time. He’s never left her side. But when she meets the enigmatic and ego-centric vampire, Lucian, that all changes. He wants her. And Aidan wants to keep her from him.
Aidan isn’t just jealous; it’s his duty to protect her. Shea is a Vessel. As much as Aidan is sworn to protect the light within her, Lucian is sworn to drag the Vessel to the depths of hell to release his father, Caelius, from his Enochian prison.
At their cores, Lucian and Shea are darkness and light and should never find common ground. But forces beyond their control tie them together, and neither one of them can fight their true destiny…
That they are bound to each other forever.
Caelius is free, and the world is his.
Shea trains with Lucian to master her powers as an elemental so she can beat Caelius and free them all from his twisted desires. But when Aidan warns Lucian that one of his sons has been taken by Caelius, Lucian goes off to confront him alone.
Lucian fails and is imprisoned and tortured. His only comfort is the apparition of his childhood love, Nefertiti. Caelius reveals that she is a vampire and his master plan is for them to rule the world together, as his new Adam and Eve.
Meanwhile, Shea will stop at nothing to get Lucian back, including working with Nefertiti’s daughter, Mekytaten. Together with Aidan, they find Lucian broken and twisted by Caelius.
Shocked by a devastating betrayal, Shea must decide if she still wants Lucian and if his ex-Egyptian lover’s plan will be enough to destroy Caelius before he returns to full power and devours the world whole.
The battle is lost. Caelius has won.
Lucian has sacrificed himself by giving his body and mind to Caelius to save Shea and the others. The only obstacle that remains is for Caelius to take Shea’s soul and restore himself to full power.
But Shea isn’t giving up. She won’t rest until she has Lucian back by her side and Caelius is destroyed. Unfortunately, her mother, Molly, is now with Caelius and has no memory of her daughter. Nefertiti is no longer an ally, as she will do anything to protect the children she has left.
Meanwhile, Lucian is being systematically tortured by Caelius, his mind twisted until all his memories of Shea are erased and he only sees Caelius as his one true love and savior.
Will Shea and Lucian overcome the impossible obstacles set in their way and finally kill Caelius? Or will Darkness win and destroy the world and everyone they love with it?