Volume 12 in the Morganville vampires series, Black Dawn picks up right where the Last Breath ended with the Draug taking over Morganville. Draug, ancient water creatures that feed off the blood and life energy of vampires when they can and humans if they have to, have our band of young heroes, Clare, Eve, Michael and Shane trapped in the main hall of Morganville in the vampire stronghold with the vampires. Town founder and vampire queen Amelie has been infected by the Draug and is probably dying. A temporary truce is drawn between all the human and vampire factions as they work together to defeat or at least survive the Draug. Will Michael and Eve’s relationship survive? Will Shane survive at all? What about the vamps? And what happens to the town of Morganville and all the humans if Amelie dies and Oliver takes over or worse yet, Amelie’s power-hungry sister?