1909. Four years ago Christian died. Gideon was sent to Portugal - to be safe. Now, it is time to return home, to England - to face his family, Christian's family, and the truth of Christian's death. But Christian does not just haunt Gideon's memories, he's flesh and bone - and still 12 years old - a vampyr. And then, there is Zola, with her smile and strange words, whose guardian just may be the one responsible for Christian's current existence.