The Chess Master . . . Julian Cavanaugh carries the fate of
the vampire Underground on his world-weary, eight-hundred-
year-old shoulders. He wants only a life of peace with
Lorelei and their expected child. But peace can't exist
while the evil Ialdaboth lives. As the malevolent immortal
draws closer, Julian plans his strategy, maneuvering allies
like chess pieces on a board—except these rooks and pawns
have wills of their own. . . .
Lilith left hope behind centuries ago. She wants to help
the Underground but fears her presence will lead her
fiendish ex-master to her new friends—including Jarod
Greene, the human she loves.
Rafael hates being seventeen—forever. He wants desperately
to be human again . . . and to love Sasha, who rescued him
from Ialdaboth's coven. But if he chooses one, he may lose
the other. And he may lose both if the secret he harbors
can't save them all. . . .
Tara Summers walks a fine line as human mother to child
vampire Daniel. She wants to believe hypnotherapist Gray
DeAngelo will help her. She fears, though, he may
annihilate the Underground—and her along with it.
Endgame . . . For centuries, Julian has dreamed of a world
where vampire and human live together, in harmony. Yet with
the ultimate evil upon them, he knows his dreams are
doomed. Will he—can he—win the war with Ialdaboth? Or will
he have to face the death of his dreams . . . and of
everyone he knows and loves?