Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger the Moroi must send her into hiding. Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning… A spin-off from the Vampire Academy series this is the beginning of another very popular series.