New Sanctuary... New allies... New enemies… Damian Locke has made his choice... now comes the hard part.
With Joseph still missing and the military in pursuit, the Phoenix Vampires have fled their home for the Three Sister’s Sanctuary in Oregon. There they meet Braeden, a Preceptor so completely the opposite of Samuel Merchant, Locke doesn’t know what to make of him. The vampires there all have questions for the Progenitor: where has he been, what has he seen and most importantly, what are his intentions? Locke must face their growing concerns while he struggles to truly fit in among his people. Once he despised them; now he has to lead them.
In Phoenix, the military hasn’t stopped their experiments, but as Graves loses control over the monsters he’s created, another soldier is sent to relieve him of his command... permanently. Sergeant Cole knows the vampires are more of a threat to this country than any weapon of mass destruction, and he intends to stop them the only way he knows how… by fire.
In the darkest hour of the Road Less Traveled trilogy, will Locke come to regret leaving behind the Path Not Taken?