Destiny is a pitiless mistress. Hannah is the Guardian now. Her mother’s murder by an unknown vampire fuels a journey of vengeance, desire and agony. She must find the one responsible, and in the hunt, finds that death is no mate to destiny. A handsome childhood sweetheart and another, dark and dangerous, vie for her affection as she searches for her mother’s killer. Determined to see justice, Hannah must also protect the innocents of the Crudelitas from the corrupt influence of a few, and bring to order their governing body, the Custas. Can love survive the agony?