Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her bestfriend Lissa - the last Dragomir princess - must always come first.Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules aremeant to be broken...But since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn'tbeen feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, andghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy'siron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose's sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov, ison trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher thanever. Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing, but suddenly there's waymore than friendship at stake. The immortal undead are on the prowl, andthey want vengeance for the lives that Rose has stolen. In aheart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have tochoose between life, love, and the two people who matter most...but willher choice mean that only one can survive?