The long awaited sequel to The Tyranny of the Blood. Malim is the supernaturally powerful, time-travelling heir to the leadership of 'The Family'. He is the fulfilment of a long-awaited dream. But the dream has become a nightmare. Centuries of inbreeding have created a dangerous psychopath. To escape his father, Rendail, Malim leaps forward fifteen hundred years to 21st Century Scotland. His aim? To rule the present and control the past. To achieve his insane ambitions he must breed. One woman, Karisse, carries the blood he needs. But his brother, Arghel, stands in his way. While Rendail struggles to preserve the Family, Malim lures Karisse to the far future, out of Arghel's reach. The battle lines are drawn. The outcome will determine t only the fate of the Family, but the path of time itself.