Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, can raise the dead. This is not something that she wants known to those around her. It's not a gift. Certainly not in 1888 Russia.
Katerina lives in a time when darkness surrounds Russia. Evil forces and men are returning to power and she's caught up in it.
Katerina is inexplicably attracted to Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro. He's also been said to be a vampire raising into power on his eighteenth birthday.
She wants to be a doctor in a time when women aren't allowed to work. She's been raised to be a member of high society. Now, she must choose to embrace her talents and help the royal family or turn her back on them.