This is where it starts to get weird.  Cassie goes off with

Louis-César

, Tomas, Rafe, and Mircea.  When

Louis-César

touches Cassie to check her injuries, she is thrown into a vision unlike any other.  Now she is

Louis-César

and he is having sex.  She then experiences a night from his past in which a servant girl named Francoise is burned alive to prove a point to him.  We later find out that this event was pivotal to his becoming a vampire as the girls family curses him with vampirism.  When Cassie comes back, she and Louis-cesare are shaken.  She goes to take a shower.  Billy Joe comes back with lots of info for Cassie.  First off, they are in Las Vegas at MAGIC headquarters.  Someone is killing vamps by messing with the making of the vamps.  Since the process is very delicate, someone is going back and changing it so that the bond between master and newbie is damaged…then in the future the vamps are attacking their masters.  It seems that Rasputin wants to be the leader off the senate, but he cant do it the right way.  So, he found a short cut and kidnapped an heir to the pythian court and is using her to go back and fuck the timeline up. Cassie doesn’t know it yet, but the pythian power is sentient.  the heir is corrupt and Cassie is the juiciest choice for the power.  Then Billy Joe tells Cassie that Jimmy the Rat is in town and about to be killed.  Cassie has been looking for him for years because he was the one Tony used to kill her parents.  So Cassie sneaks out of MAGIC headquarters to talk to him.  He is at Tony’s Las Vegas Casino Dantes-which is based on Dante’s  inferno.  This night is going to become important and we are going to find out that certain scenes and times are pivotal. This will make Cassie return to through time multiple times and for multiple reasons.  It makes for a crazy ride.  So this time and place…the first night Cassie has the pythian power and Dante’s Casino are going to be spot one.  Cassie interacts with people from other timelines in spot one.  Its the first hint that things are going pear shaped