Allison James is desperate to protect her true love, Jean-Paul DuFort from the evils of New Orleans - and from his twin brother, Isnard. But to save Jean-Paul, Allison must join Isnard's mysterious clan, the Red Sect. As she learns more about his dark magic, Allison feels herself falling under Isnard's spell.
Jean-Paul knows his twin brother's unbreakable strength - the power of the marassa - and his wicked intentions. Only another marassa can match his force. Jean-Paul abandoned the dark magic long ago. Now, with Allison in danger, he vows to develop his deadly powers once again.