It has been nine years since a hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consuming an ancient vial of blood that brought him back to life. A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity. He has survived impossible odds and has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood to become Mortals. The Order has created an army to hunt and crush the living. The Mortals find themselves divided and betrayal threatens them from within.