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The whole book takes place in Manhattan, New York in the modern day. Some of the specific places are:
  • "The Bank"
    • A club
    • It was a deserted bank before it became a club

  • "Block 122"
    • A club for preps

  • Duchesne Academy
    • The school that all the rich kids go to
    • It used to be a mansion
    • The chapel is the assembly room
    • There are no gym lockers, so both guys and girls change at their lockers

  • "The Committee" office
    • The meeting place for the Blue Bloods
    • They hold the 'Four Hundred Ball', which is a huge dance that only Blue Bloods are allowed to go to

  • The Repository
    • A huge library that only the Blue Bloods and the Conduits know about.
    • It's underneath "The Bank".


Terms


  • Red Bloods
    • Human beings

  • Blue Bloods
    • Vampires who drink the blood of humans

  • Silver Bloods
    • "Croatan"; Evil Vampires; used to be Blue Bloods but drank the blood of other blue bloods instead of humans; they are now hunting the blue bloods

  • Conduits
    • Humans who serve a blue blood; Usually the same family of conduits serve the same family of blue bloods for generations

  • Archangel
    • The angels who decided for themselves to leave heaven and help the vampires on their way to forgiveness. Two of these are Michael and Gabriel, who now hide under other names.

  • Old-tongue
    • The tongue of the original vampires. All vampires have to obey anything said in it.

  • The Blue Blood cycle
    • They begin from a drop of blood from their previous body implanted into a female blue blood. They are born and grow as a normal person would. Around the age of 15 they begin to get their powers, fangs, and a thirst for blood. As they age they gain memories from their past lives. They 'die' when they turn 100. When they die a drop of their blood is saved and they begin the cycle over again. However, a blue blood can also decide not to continue in the cycle. If they decide this, they become an Enmortal and never die.