In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities. Uncontested princes rule over diminished ranks of mortals. In exchange for their labor, loyalty and, of course, their blood, many humans are now registered, fed and sheltered—farmed like cattle. Still more, who remain stubbornly unregistered, scavenge on the Fringes for survival.
Outside city walls: a vast wilderness, stalked by terrifying creatures called rabids. Created when humans and vampires attempted to cure Red Lung, rabids prowl by night, mindless and ravenous for human blood.
Allison Sekemoto is a life-long Fringer: always hunted, always hungry. But when forced to choose between agonizing death and becoming what she hates…Allie takes immortality. Passing for human, the fledgling vampire joins a band of pilgrims on a glorious, insane quest: to find a cure for rabidism, for vampirism, for all humanity. But Allie’s excruciating blood-hunger cannot be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.