Born by blood to be Dhampir--a vampire hunter--Emma 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' school--the 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 legacy--the ageless evil of the Cyprian Queen, a dark goddess of ancient legend. Now Emma must tread a careful path--along with her old friends Sebastian, Father Luke, and the mysterious and dashing Valerian Fox--deeper into the darkness to face her most paralyzing fears . . . and perhaps come one step closer to the Dracula himself.