Zoey needs a break after some serious excitement. Sadly, the House of Night school for vampyres doesn't feature breaks on its curriculum - even for a High Priestess in training and her gang. Plus juggling three guys is no stress reliever, especially when one is a sexy Warrior so into protecting Zoey that he's sensing her emotions. Wider stresses lurk too, and the dark force in Tulsa's tunnels is spreading. Could Stevie Rae be responsible for more than a group of misfit fledglings? And Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from the immortal Kalona and his dark allure - but they also show that only Zoey can stop him. She's not exactly keen to meet up, but if Zoey doesn't go to Kalona he'll exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. She just has to find the courage to do what's necessary, or everything that's important to her will be destroyed.
Zoey's nightmares about Kalonia are getting more and more intense, add to the mix dark secrets Stevie Rae is hiding from everyone. James Stark being a newly made vampyre, and then swearing an oath of Warrior hood to Zoey. As Aphrodite's Warrior/Boyfriend did the same thing. The kids run to Italy to stop Kaolina and Neferet with an unfortunate accident happening, causing Zoey to face her biggest battle yet. A 5 cup book.