When Daryn Martin claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, psychiatrists swiftly diagnosed her as suffering from schizophrenia. But Daryn knew they were wrong. The visions provided her with clues. They didn’t always make sense, but if she just paid attention, they’d take her to where she could help. As her ability strengthened, Daryn had to run away. The work she did was important. She saved lives.
Since she sealed Sebastian in the dark dimension with Samrael — the last surviving demon in the Kindred — guilt has plagued Daryn. She’s distraught by what she had to do, and for the first time in two years, the visions have stopped completely. Samrael feeds on fear and anguish, his powers strengthened by them, and Sebastian has fed him well. Samrael has grown strong enough to create a castle, and an army that grows by the day. To make matters worse, by entering into the spectral realm, Daryn and the riders have only made him stronger.