In the world of the future, Titus Shiddehara has a unique heritage. Twenty years earlier, he'd been ?killed? in a car crash and buried by his fiancée, having been forbidden by his vampire ?father? to reveal his true heritage to his human lover. But Titus can't be killed quite so easily; and when he embarks on a space mission to save Earth, he encounters his fiancée once again. Once again Titus's ?father? threatens to destroy her--and perhaps Titus too. Can the lovers be reunited--and can they rescue the Earth from certain invasion? The first book in the Tales of the Luren series. As Library Journal says:? The author of the Dushau Trilogy and the Sime~Gen series ably integrates vampire lore with SF intrigue in a novel that should have broad appeal.?