Lady Evangelina Lavelle has been raised to preside over tea with the queen, not dodge airships and struggle with dark urges to shed her enemies’ blood.
Then a group of anarchists in airships and iron carriages attack her home, forcing her to flee with the aid of General Hawkin (Hawk) Jamesson. Evangelina's journey to freedom becomes one of discovery. From the infected townsfolk who are driven to murder anyone with Other blood, like Evangelina, to the awakening of her magical abilities; all the while slowly losing her heart to Hawk. When faced with the chance at escape, Evangelina must decide to take it or stay to save the man she loves and fight for her persecuted people.