The action in the novel starts with feisty teen Elena Manory held captive in Bucharest by an Alpha Vanator, Roshan, determined to wield power over her and possess the secret of her hybrid nature. Elena's DNA combines the synergy of human, Vampire and Vanator and is perhaps the key to the looming final battle between the forces of light and darkness.
Elena's captivity forces her to acknowledge her own dark forces which lie within, while her closeness to Vampire Sebastian unleashes a growing awareness of her powers. Back in Cairns her adopted brother Lucas is also experiencing disturbing changes in his life and his loyalties, and their concern for each other crosses continents and unites them in purpose. The mysterious Protectors have fled to a safe haven in Antarctica and it is uncertain whether in the final analysis they are friend or foe to Elena and Lucas.
In this complex alternate and contemporary version of reality Berridge presents fast paced action across three continents set against a backdrop of impossible romance and smouldering sexual tension. The latest in Berridge's series of novels, The Aligned continues to develop the intense and conflicted relationships between the characters and immerses the reader in a race against time. Can't wait for the sequel!