Take a walk on the Nightside! A sword, a skull, and a seemingly innocent pair of spectacles. What incredible occult secret binds together the Three Lost Treasures of Tao? Can Sydney Taine, the mysterious female detective who dwells in the netherworld of vampires and werewolves known as the Nightside, defeat the demonic princess of the Black Dragons? It's cold steel vs. sizzling black magic as two very dangerous, very ambitious women collide in a battle that will at last reveal the truth about the darkness!