Oliver is unlike any vampire you've ever known. He's been raised by a vampire family beneath Seattle that is at once old-school and completely modern. He is thirteen, on the cusp of receiving his demon and becoming a fully evil vampire like his brother, Bane, and yet... something doesn't feel right. Oliver can sense it as he lies awake in his coffin each day. Something about his past, and his future... But he can't put his finger on it until Emalie, a human girl, and her cousin Dean sneak into his vampire home. Their unlikely and dangerous friendship sets off a series of stunning revelations and heart-pounding adventures across worlds and time, at the center of which is a boy caught between what he wants, and what everyone wants him to be.