Born by blood to be Dhampira vampire hunterEmma Andrews nearly lost her life and everyone she loves at Dulwich Manor. Now something evil is preying on students at a northern Lake District girls' schoolthe same school Emma's mother attended years ago. Drawn as much by the desire to learn more about her family's secrets as the possibility of vampires, Emma finds the schoolgirls in the grip of a terrible legacythe ageless evil of the Cyprian Queen, a dark goddess of ancient legend. Now Emma must tread a careful pathalong with her old friends Sebastian, Father Luke, and the mysterious and dashing Valerian Foxdeeper into the darkness to face her most paralyzing fears . . . and perhaps come one step closer to the Dracula himself.