We are what we believe ourselves to be. For Dema Culver, her very survival depends on the power of that belief.
The loss of her sister Kore to the drug culture drives Dema Culver to become a DEA agent. When her own life is threatened her Lamia heritage awakens, and turns her into a shape-shifter. She finds herself bound by an ancient oath.
The gods of one tribe become the devils of their enemies. There is truth at the heart of every legend, but often it has become twisted and is hard to find. The original Lamia was a merely a tribal shaman, guardian of a cavern that her tribe believed to be the womb of the earth mother. She took on the half-snake form in defense of her tribe, swearing an oath to avenge the blood of the innocent, an oath binding on her descendants.
Dema's shaman heritage saves her life, but alters it irrevocably, leading her ever deeper into the spirit world. She wants to believe that her new abilities and heightened perceptions can be explained in terms of modern ideas. But are these ideas really modern, or merely reflections of an ancient wisdom? Does the ancient realm of the spirit permeate modern life?