The powerful blend of human and vampire blood flows through Dimitri Belikov, making him a Dhampir. Dimitri is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Moroi from the Strigoi. Nothing stopped Dimitri from committing to a hard life of killing and facing death. Until he meets Rose Hathaway. A dhampir like himself, he is bound to teach her the ways of their kind. As their friendship grows Dimitri finds himself falling for her. Not only is it morally wrong but it scares him. As he battles his love life he soon discovers that facing death isn't the only thing he'll have to worry about. Follow Dimitri and his ongoing struggles throughout the first book of Vampire Academy by the original author Richelle Mead.