Betrayal is thicker than blood.
Xavier Delacroix has made his choice at last. Eleanor Black has her King.
Yet, the Dark World is without a King sanctioned by Dracula, one to rule the Dark World in his stead, and it is suffering for his absence...
Christian Delacroix is hidden away in the Vampire City with Alexandria Stone, the woman whose blood continues to surround him, yet he cannot deny the connection that lingers between them. And as he trains with renowned Vampire Westley Rivers to better defend himself against deadly threats, the truth of his involvement under Dracula's plans is revealed and he must stand where his brother could not, become the King the Dark World has needed since Dracula's death.
But he is not so sure he can easily shake the smell of Alexandria Stone's cold blood long enough to do what must be done.