Augustus Reid’s mortal life ended in 1794. He did not ask for immortality, but when it visited he spent the centuries trying to hide. The cause of his condition, in the form of Tilly Tayler, has returned and everything has begun to change. She wants help with the birth of her child, a child that has taken two centuries to develop in her womb.
As the story moves from the 18th century to the present day, we follow the progress of the unlikely couple, the lives they touch and the arrival of blood drinkers - who have their own plans for baby Martin.