"I clawed desperately at the earth, dragging myself towards the fallen book of magic. All about, the battle raged and by the light of the fires I saw the swords clash and spark where my friends continued their fight against the witch's demons. I could not lose the book, not now, having come so far. And then, standing over me, Adefina Corvus smiled triumphantly. 'Rest easy, young Benjamin', the witch mocked as she knelt to lift the book beyond my reach. 'The fight is over. Your freedom lies in ruins..' I am the vampire Benjamin Blake. This is my tale." The year is 1645, a time of momentous events in England, a time of war...and witchcraft. Far from the battlefields, young Benjamin Blake, an innkeeper's son listens eagerly to exciting stories until, in a single night, and with a single bite, life changes forever. Now the boy who craved excitement and adventure finds himself among the creatures of the night, in a race against time to decode a witch's book before she destroys them all.