Eshe struggles with her transformation into a vibrant woman and she's further thrust into turmoil when she meets her suitors. One of her suitors captures her attention and her teacher warns her to stay away from him. Yet he is beautiful to gaze upon with his honey kissed skin and dark eyes. But now she isn't sleeping well and her stomach burns with vivid dreams of tearing flesh and drinking blood. Then to top it all off the light of Ra is burning her eyes and she must stay within the shadows just as her teacher.
Baruti's distraught with the death of his wife and disappears for many years only to be found hidden within the walls of the human king. Baruti lives in secrecy watching, guiding and teaching the king's daughter, Eshe. He's been in love with Eshe and knows she's his only salvation and the salvation of their people.
A Seer has foretold that Baruti, son of Omari will be king and his wife will be queen to the First Ones - Vampires. But there is more than one vampire manipulating their lives and if Baruti loses Eshe he's vowed that the Nile will run red with the blood of humanity.