Haldune is living a father's nightmare: his son has been kidnapped. The kidnappers don't want money; they want Haldune to forget he saw anything. But Haldune can't forget, and he's got a demon in a bottle as proof. This is a Bloodshade, who has incredible powers to be harnessed by her keeper. Unfortunately, her powers require human blood as fuel... and now time will force an impossible choice.