Named for heaven, the kingdom of Elessia once served as a beacon to the world. Now its name has become a byword for decadence. When Lord Prince Marcus hears the beginnings of a vast conspiracy from the lips of his dying mother, he sets out to uncover the motives lurking behind the war his father waged. With the help of Kaelyn—a sharp-tongued courtesan nursing a long-hidden desire—and Vernon de Gauthier—a near-disturbingly prolific womanizer with a weakness for apples—Marcus slowly unearths the truth: his country lies on the brink of collapse. And soon, the vanquished nation of Kydona will rise to settle a generation-old score.
In Elessia’s debauched court, the threat goes unheeded. Marcus’s romances bloom and just as quickly wither. Blood is shed, lives extinguished. It matters little. Quarrel and murder, lust and love, right and wrong—the lines that separate these are hopelessly blurred in the throes of court intrigue. And the difference between each rests on a knife edge so sharp that even a hero cannot tell them apart.
Blake is an Elder vampire, meaning he is born one. Not made by another vampire. Being an Elder he is one of the Council members that governs their world. his word is the law. He has been searching for his Queen all his life, and being over four hundred years old, that’s a pretty damn long time.. He thinks the search is over, when he is foretold he will meet her. and they do meet, but she is cruelly snatched from his arms by his enemies.
Siobhan is kidnapped and kept in a secure and secret place. She is taught many things, the sensual pleasures she wanted only Blake to teach her. Her sexuality is awakened by strangers and she longs and craves for Blake to rescue her.
Blake is able to send in a couple of people from his Order to protect her while he is unable to. Unbeknown to him, his brother is still alive and where she is being kept, Blake thought he had died long ago. He has turned into a very mean and controlling vampire. But Blake’s love for her never dims.
After everything Siobhan has been through she is worried that he couldn’t love her still. Siobhan loves Blake and he is her only true love, as she is his.
The story unfolds and continues in Book Two: Innocence Reclaimed and Book Three: Innocence Reborn.