Aisling Shepherd's life is permanently changed when she's thrust into a fantastical world that seems to parallel our own. One where the rules aren't quite the same and reality is what you make it. Hundreds and thousands of people live there - most of them blissfully unaware that they're already dead.
And being fed on.
Nevertheless, Aisling can see those dark parasites, and they can see her. She soon finds herself fleeing from a swarm of the creatures intent on draining her very existence. Can she survive long enough to master her powers?
And what to do with her father, a man that disappeared from her life and now suddenly appearing as her guardian? Can she come to terms with why he abandoned her all those years ago? Blood is speaking and she now has to see if she has what it takes to live up to her name.
If she accepts, it'll break her, and she'll have to sacrifice everything. But she's a Shepherd, and countless people are depending on her.
All she has to do is open a door...