It is 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 twelve years old - a vampyr. And then, there is Zola, with her smile and strange words, whose guardian just may be the one repsonsible for Christian's current existence.