Thomas, Earl Redmond, has been offered a way to return his beloved Lily – who is a vampyre – to natural life. The Queen of Lost Souls has informed him that she is willing to conduct the Ritual of the Reuniting on Lily's behalf, so that Lily and Thomas might have a future together.
But Lily is already in great danger from the men of the village, who will stop at nothing to destroy all of the vampyres at Castle Redmond. And the Ritual of the Reuniting will require unthinkable sacrifice from three of those who are closest to Thomas . . . if it can be performed at all.