Wow! These stories always end up going places that I never expect but end up being such epic rides. I just love them. In this one, Vlad gets infected when he saves Rux from an attack by another Vampire, by biting that Vampires and he gets a form of Vampire rabies. It makes him hunger for Vampire blood but also he is under the influence of the person who first created the virus.
There is an evil plot at hand to control Vlad and all the other vampires infected and he and his people have to find out who is behind it and what they want. It turns out what they want is truly epic. His romance with Rux as well as her powers move forward and in the tradition of the series, there is a killer cliffhanger. Who the heck is wicked? Wicked is BAD!!!