In the second book of "The Saga of a World Called Htrae," "Power of the Vampire," finds Laurel Kidnapped by a hybrid named Learden. When he learns who she is he claims her as his mate. When she looses hope of ever seeing Kianas again, she gives herself up to the feelings she has for Leaden. But when Kianas comes back into her life they press her to choose between them. She refuses, knowing one will die is she chooses.
As she tries to resist the change and the monster growing inside her, she soon realizes that her linage and the true prophecy have claimed her to be the one to bring freedom and peace back to this planet. And her burning desire to see her son again could be her greatest downfall.
The king however, plots her capture in hopes of preventing her form leading an army of hybrids that it has been foretold would defeat his army of vampires. Consumed by his own guilt from the past, and fearful of loosing his throne, he plans to unleash a secret weapon that could wipe out life on Htrae.