As two years pass the characters are embraced and get the basic idea of being a vampire. Three different stories played out separately.
Aziz chooses to see his Embrace as a gift from Allah, saving him from death, and an opportunity to continue to serve the Prophet.
Christophe endures much abuse, both psychological and physical, and learns to hate his Sire with as much fervour as a child’s heart can muster.
Colino tries to reassure himself that this new unlife is an opportunity to correctly and fairly chronicle history, burying deep the reasons for his unceasing thrist.