Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both he and his half-brother Devlin vampires.
After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.
After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world.
Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial is determined to find a life of peace…until news comes of James, on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.