Still mending a broken heart, Matthew has spent a year avoiding incubi and their army of hunters. Now he has a new goal: lift the shroud on his past. Why had he been turned and abandoned by his sire? Why didn't he feel the initial bond between sire and child that vampires experience? Who were his parents, and why had they given him up at birth? Frustrated by dead ends, his luck changes when a teenage girl tracks him down. She's strange, socially awkward, and she can see the future. Matthew's future. She'll help him if he agrees to save her from the darkness...from Tarrick. With the incubi armies closing in, a mysterious protector appears, swearing his fealty to Matthew. He's ancient, seductive, and cursed-unable to explain why he keeps calling Matthew 'my prince'.