From the author of the bestselling A Shade of Vampire series comes an enchanting new tale of romance and intrigue... My name is Kiev Novalic. I am a vampire, and a murderer. Having betrayed the trust of my own kind and that of my enemies I sold myself to, I have five days left to live. I stare at the girl in the cell opposite mine. Mona, she calls herself. A witch born without magic. One look at her and I know: she’s either my key to freedom or my complete undoing. Note: A Shade of Kiev takes place after the events of Books 1-7 of the A Shade of Vampire series. Although it's suggested you read the latter first, it's not required to enjoy this book.