Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend Lissa - the last Dragomir princess - must always
come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken...But since making
her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghostly shadows
warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy's iron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose's sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov,
is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever. Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing,
but suddenly there's way more than friendship at stake. The immortal undead are on the prowl, and they want vengeance for
the lives that Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between
life, love, and the two people who matter most...but will her choice mean that only one can survive?