Ivy Tanner is cursed by a prediction made by a physic that death will follow her. But in what sense of the word? Is it the death that's inevitable for us all? Or is it the creatures that stalk the night? Or the downcast life burdened with sorrows that death seems like heaven compared to it? Or maybe it's all three in one. Either way, she's thrust into a sinister world where dark beings rule, and finds herself caught up in the middle of royal, blood thirsty vampires. Did I mention she's NOT human...or vampire?