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The books are set in the present day against "...a hidden universe of vampires, half-humans, alchemy, and magic..." following 'Rose Hathaway', a seventeen year old 'Dhampir' girl, who is training to be a body guard for her 'Moroi' best friend, 'Lissa Dragomir'.
In the process of learning how to defeat 'Strigoi' (evil vampires) at 'St. Vladimir's Academy', Rose finds herself caught in a forbidden romance with her handsome instructor, 'Dimitri Belikov', while having an unbreakable bond with Lissa.
The "Vampire Academy" series is currently published in 34 countries, with the sixth and final book "Last Sacrifice" scheduled for release December 2010.