Her name is whispered in fear across the ancient lands of Sumer. For uncounted years she has ruled from her city of Ur, implacable, cruel, an undying creature feasting on human blood, her demonic powers making monsters of those she infects and enslaving all others under her reign of terror.
When Shamath, a young prisoner captured in the bloodthirsty Queen’s latest war, is forced into becoming her slave, the unthinkable happens – for he is also captivated by Arkhalla’s unearthly beauty, while Arkhalla herself has her lost humanity reawakened by the young man. For Bel, the warlike general of Ur who desires Arkhalla for himself, their liaison is an abomination that slowly drives him to treachery and revolt. Little do the three of them know their actions are about to plunge the kingdom in total war – and that their story is only the beginning of a tale of horror that will reach through the centuries to ravage the modern world.