A Quasi Vampire. A Celtic Princess. An evil entity as old as time. Donovan Bramwell is a Dead Walker, a soul who walks on the dark side of life, and the heir to an ancient Celtic vampire kingdom and the Protectorate, a secret society of vampires and humans who protect the mortal realm from evil Dead Walkers. But Donovan is harboring a deadly secret-he's the one soul capable of destroying the very world he was born to protect. Now his greatest enemy has returned and Donovan is determined to save the Protectorate, even if it mean's sacrificing his own soul. Born a royal Celt with Vampyric blood, Iceni lost her family and her tribe to the Romans and the deadly vampires who befriended the Empire. Iceni now has the chance to finally avenge her parents' deaths and take back the sacred relic housing her father's ancient powers. In order to do so, she needs Donovan Bramwell to join her cause. But first she must first convince the Protectorate heir she's not the enemy. Suffering from a bite gone wrong, Vastos-a Vampyric prince and Dead Walker as old as time-is determined to cure the ailment afflicting his soul. But to do so, he must fight his greatest antagonist, Donovan Bramwell, the one soul keeping him alive and yet killing him at the same time. Vastos has two choices: Conquer the Protectorate and take the throne away from Donovan, or destroy Iceni and take full control of her father's powers. And to a Dead Walker vampire running out of time, choosing one option over the other really doesn't matter.
"A wonderful read." - Rosemary Laurey
Used availability for Angelique Armae's The Protectorate
October 2005 : USA Paperback
March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition