After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri´s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir´s - and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy´s iron gates to begin. But Rose´s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he´s out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true - Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won´t rest until Rose joins him...forever.