Free from their mentor Seba Nile, Larten Crepsley and Wester Flack join the Cubswild young vampires with little respect for human life and a taste for mindless enjoyment.
For the Cubs, everything is easy. But nothing has ever been easy for Larten, and soon fate throws his life into another spin. With dark paths to travel, Larten finds himself far from the Vampire Mountain and its rules. A long way from home, sick and alone, he must decide what kind of vampire he will be, and whether he will stand firm, and be true to his master and his principlesor whether he will lose himself in blood . . .