The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimirs Academy was the deadliest ever in the schools history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri.Hed rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissathe one she has sworn to protect no matter whatand keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?From the Trade Paperback edition.