This is a story about a vampire named Melody, told from the point of view of another vampire named Ambrose, as he tries to unravel her past. PLEASE BE AWARE, THIS STORY HAS SOME VERY DISTURBING ELEMENTS. I won't be graphic describing gory events, but some disturbing visuals are unavoidable. You've been warned.
The introduction to the story of a girl who spends nearly her whole life as a slave, and all her trials and misfortune.
After Alec dies, ownership of Alleah is officially transferred to Vlad. Her new home is miles away, and a long journey awaits.
After spending years at the traders', Alleah is finally bought by a kind old man, and placed under the care of a not-at-all-kind Master.
Alleah comes to terms with her condition, and Vlad attempts to thwart a slave uprising by poisoning them.
Melody finally begins to talk, but in a language Ambrose doesn't understand.
Alleah elaborates a little on her childhood, being sold to and raised by a slave trader.
Alleah, Vlad, and two other slaves embark on a long journey to his homeland, and on the way Alleah begins to worry about the effects of Vlad's manipulation of her on her mind.