After five years as a Chosen, nothing touches Rosemary Ames. She's gotten used to being a ghost in the normal world, and if she can't quite let her Keeper fully into her mind, it doesn't matter. They have time, right?
Wrong. Rose's Keeper, Michael, has kept her isolated from the bloody shadow wars his kind are prone to, but he can no longer do so. The storm is gathering, and Rose is now the target of assassins even the Kindred fear.
Because her Keeper is not just Michael Constantius. He has another name-Avatar. And yet a third, Kinslayer.
Michael thought he had atoned for his past. He thought he had found redemption. He thought he was free of the god who marked him at birth, a god of darkness, fires, and blood.
He was wrong.
How far will the god's followers will go to get Michael back?
And how far will Michael go to protect his Chosen?
Let Darkness begin...