A year has passed since the war against Jack's father freed the humans from their roles as blood slaves and servants to the vampire race. Having left the palace behind to ensure the outer towns are obeying the new laws, Jack struggles to come to terms with the grief and haunting memories that drove him from the palace in the first place. He's content to lose himself in the outer lands and the obscurity they offer him. That is until he encounters Hannah.
Growing up in the small town of Chippman, Hannah long ago accepted the fact she would never leave it. When Jack walks into her life and turns it upside down, she quickly realizes that not everything is what she'd believed it to be. Knowing Jack will reject her if he learns the truth about her, Hannah struggles to fight her growing attraction to him. For though the town of Chippman seems normal on the outside, its residents harbor secrets they've taken great pains to keep hidden. Secrets that have forced the town to live under the rule of the one man who could tear Jack and Hannah apart forever.