Varud - the only vampire kingdom in all the lands, and also the richest kingdom, human or vampire. Its princess is the beautiful but incredibly bratty and condescending Zera, who has always believed her city would stand forever in its glory. Until it is razed to the ground, that is. Forced to flee and abandon everything she has ever known with her maid, Miranda, Zera must travel into the Black Mountains, where evil dwells as thickly as oxygen does in the air.
Enter Quartz, a strange human boy who appears to be more powerful than even Zera. Now, as the truth unravels before her, and the puzzle comes together piece by piece, Zera faces more dangers than ever. Soon, she will be forced to answer the one question that will tip the fates of her world - what will she give up, in order to have her deepest desires come true?