Takes place in Europe in 1817 when Napoleon was out of the picture and a big weather shift was underway. In Switzerland, the Count Saint-Germain leads a comfortable life with his paramour Hero whose husband died fighting Napoleon. The Count has become intrigued by the work of an Austrian noble investigating the properties of blood. But when the noble's beautiful ward fixates sexually on the Count, the vampire fears for himself and his gentle lover. -- Author's website.