St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens (Dhampirs) train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. Rose and Lissa aren’t only best friends but are psychically link, because of Lissa’s rare ability. Rose can get into Lissa’s mind and see what she sees, thinks and feels. So when someone starts to taunt Lissa, Rose must take action, without being expelled from school or killed by a Strigoi-evil, immortal vampires that kill anything in it’s path.