Raphael D'arcy lives in a world that has been turned upside down. Scientists have proven that the creatures we thought dwelt only in books, films and the world of our imaginations are real. Vampires, Werewolves, Witches and Warlocks.
And when Raphael meets a young vampire, his life will be changed forever.
All my life I have grown up with my parents telling me to watch out for the vampires, the werewolves, witches and warlocks, all the fantastical creatures we humans have discovered really exist after thousands of years in denial. The world is so much bigger, and brighter, but for an ordinary human, so much more boring. Day after day I sit in my lessons, thinking about what it must be like as a young warlock, a boy with magical powers.. Not to have to learn all the boring curriculum subjects, instead learning magic and the dark arts and self defence.. The only interesting lesson in our school is F.S, Fantastical studies, where we learn all about the gifted creatures we share our planets with.. They live in special settlements in the climates we humans cannot stomach, deserts and Arctic wastelands, tundras and high atop mountains. I listen intently every F.S lesson, wishing we had more than one lesson of it per week. I never dreamed I would actually meet one of the creatures we were studying. Not until the day I saw her.