A fateful dream... since childhood, Ariana Lévesque has been haunted by a strange, frightening dream about a handsome young man and a dark, foreboding Scottish castle on the shores of Loch Ness. But what does it mean? A Gypsy fortune-teller divines a perilous destiny. Fleeing from France to Victorian London, Ariana soon finds herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue that began over two hundred years before she was born.
A hazardous quest... after witnessing his father's nefarious murder and the fateful burning of his home, Malcolm Blackfriars makes a shocking, fearsome discovery: his family lies under a baleful curse, and their shadowed past conceals a multitude of dark secrets that have now placed his own life in jeopardy! In London, he ventures upon a hazardous quest to learn the truth about his cryptic heritage.
A ninefold key... Ariana and Malcolm are fated to meet and to fall passionately in love. But will their desperate search for the ninefold key that will unlock the deadly hidden secrets of their past set them free to embark upon a joyous new life together --- or utterly destroy them both?