Karl von Wultendorf, though a vampire himself, is completely under the power of his maker, Kristian, who demands total servitude.
Charlotte Neville is the daughter of a Cambridge professor. She has grown up questioning all that she sees. Because of this, she is seen as a wallflower by British society. She lives with her father and assists him with his experiments at their home.
When Karl meets, and falls in love with, Charlotte, he realizes that he must find a way to kill Kristian, for Kristian has decided to teach Karl a lesson in power, by devouring Charlotte.
*The blurb is from Amazon and sounds cheesy, this story is anything but.
An overlooked classic.