A long-forgotten-about breed of shape-shifting vampire is emerging from The Grey Dust Bowl. They harbour lots of secrets and they've been around since the times when Sunray Bay was known as the Isle of the Ignoble Dead. Led by a vengeful queen, they feel they've been hiding away for far too long, and now with an unsettling need to feed (and perhaps breed, if they're extra lucky), they'll do whatever they can to quench their desires. Meanwhile, Libby and Grim have taken to the underground during the unyielding conflict between vampires and werewolves. When they inadvertently discover a zombie slave labour force, Grim is faced with a dilemma that threatens to emotionally cripple him and tear them apart. Libby isn't about give him up easily - but soon she's thrown into a quandary when she discovers what the shape-shifting vampires want...To go back to an earthly plane.