When Diana Bishop finds an enchanted document in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University she doesn't think much of it. Diana is a reluctant witch from a long line of witches that extends to the Salem witch trials. But the find of this long lost book arouses the attention of every vampire, witch and daemon in the world. Witches, vampires and daemons don't mix well with each other, and even less with humans. But this find has the potential to drag them out into the open.
A very powerful vampire, with suspect intentions, aligns himself with Diana, he says, for her protection. She is not sure what to think at the beginning of their relationship, but begins to fall in love with him. But why are her Aunts so cagey about her past, her parents, and this vampire?
Will the vampire remain her true protector? What is the meaning of this magic book? And why is it Diana who is destined to be the one to unleash all this magic in the world? These are the major questions in this adventure romance novel. From London, to France. to New England, follow Diana and the vampire Matthew as they try to outwit the others.
There is plenty of history in the book -- the vampire is very old and has known many people, and Diana is a Professor of History. Although not a time travel book, nor historical fiction, this book will remind many readers of Gabaldon's Outlander series.