Louis becomes increasingly depressed after Claudia leaves home. Lestat attempts to show Louis his love but instead turns toward aggression and abuse.
Seeking redemption for the destruction of Storyville Louis saves Claudia’s life. Believing it to be a second chance, Louis gains the family he lost long ago.
The Black Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen is coronated at her child’s funeral. Daemon loses his mind after learning about the death of his brother Viserys.
Despite returning to court ready to sell out her cousin Rhaenyra and side with Vaemond, Rhaenys allows the Hightower coup to install Aegon and spares Alicent.
Louis struggles with the cost of taking lives to sustain his rebirth as a vampire. Louis searches the burning streets of Storyville for redemption.
Living a hedonistic lifestyle with Lestat for six years makes Louis question his slipping humanity. Lestat makes a game of hunting broken souls in New Orleans.
King Viserys makes his final stand for beloved daughter Rhaenyra. In Laenor’s absence the succession of Driftmark is called into question by Vaemond Velaryon.
Lestat de Lioncourt arrives from France in search of his new companion. On the streets of New Orleans, he lays eyes on and hunts Louis de Pointe du Lac.
During the funeral for Lady Laena on Driftmark, Prince Aemond sneaks out into the night and claims the mighty Vhagar. Laena and Rhaenyra’s children retaliate.
Lord Lyonel Strong and his son Harwin are murdered at their home in Harrenhal by greenseer Larys. In Essos, Lady Laena Velaryon dies a dragonrider’s death.