Fourth book in The Desire series.... The Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson and his maternal half-brother Elijah have spent one thousand years fighting to protect their dysfunctional family, but now that Klaus and the newly Original vampire Star share an infant son, Chance, the stakes are higher than ever. Klaus and Star learned that a long-standing curse had marked Chance for a life of isolation and terror at the hands of Esther's sister, the witch Dahlia, whose defeat came at great cost to the family. With What happened Klaus and Elijah estranged from each other, even as both half-brothers adjust to life with their long-lost sister, Freya. Hayley suffers mightily at the hands of Star's vengeance of taking her child, while Marcel and Davina rule the city under a new status quo. A surprising mystery involving the newest resident of New Orleans - the first vampire ever sired by the Mikaelson's a thousand years ago. Meanwhile, Star learns of the truth behind her mysterious past, which brings huge concerns for her infant son, Chance, forcing her to do only one thing to keep her only child safe..... This wasn't the only worry on her mind, as true to Dahlia words Star had become an Original like no other, will it be a her gift, or will it become her curse... A prophecy is for told....."Drink deep but beware. What is broke is past repair. All your oaths you betray, your sacred vows you sever. And now you see that nothing lasts for always and forever. Three yet remain, two already crossed. Yet in one year's time, you'll all be lost. As your family is undone. You will see the beast that is to come. You two have a terrible shadow over you Star, too. If this prophecy is fulfilled, you will all fall. One by friend, one by foe, and one by family." Always and Forever.... is the words the Mikaelson have always stood by in time we will see if binds of family is truly power.