After supernatural defence attorney Tatiana’s fiancé is murdered, she is forced to trust a Shade, a soldier elf from the connecting world Arda. She learns quickly that her list of enemies grows. She must fight not only these enemies, but a dangerous secret locked inside of her. Meanwhile, the Dellawoods and Coristors look for separate ways to neutralize their master, who wishes to rule the vampire community. Against his wife’s wishes, Harvey Dellawood pushes for reform. His plans to blackmail back fires. The Coristors’ schemes lure them to an unlikely ally, who may be scarier than their master.