After an epic battle against the fey on the shores of Lake Erie, Persephone Alcmedi must now help the new Domn Lup, her waerewolf lover Johnny, regain the magical powers locked in his mysterious tattoos. Complications keep his memory from opening wide and a name-Arcanum-is their only lead. With the Romanian lords of all Waerewolves-the Zvonul-en route to greet the new Domn Lup, Johnny becomes desperate for the magic to be unlocked-these lords aren't the type to deal with any hindrance on one's power. But this isn't Seph's only problem. The Zvonul also have specific ideas about how Seph, in her role of the Lustrata, should serve the Dom Lup. Menessos, the vampire overlord, hasn't been himself since the battle, the Witch Elders Council believes Seph is responsible for the death of their, Eldrenne Xerxadrea, and there's a new human investigative task force looking into recent strange events near Cleveland and clues are leading them right to Seph's door. And if that isn't enough, the house is being remodelled and Seph promised her foster daughter Beverley a grand birthday party.