Trinity Blood Volume 2
It's a dark time, when vampires and humans are locked in battle against one another. While on a visit to Cartago, Cardinal Caterina, the Duchess of Milan, receives a vampire child envoy. The young boy brings a message from the New Humankind Empress. Could she be asking for reconciliation? Or a declaration of all-out war?
In the damaged city of Istvan, where the populace clings to the hope of their Holy Saint Esther, intrigue and vengeance lurk around every corner. When faith and betrayal are blended in the dark shadows of the alleys and back streets, will Esther and Abel ever be able to find one another again?
With the Pope injured and what seems like the entire Vatican turned against them, Esther and Schera must fight for their lives, as well as attempt to reveal Cardinal D'Annuncio's fiendish plot. But with so much blood already shed, can even the Lady Saint and her powerful ally escape unscathed? Then, the curtain closes on the story of Istvan, and a new story begins as Esther and company head towards the island nation of Albion.
Nothing is quite as it seems when a mysterious weapon called Silent Noise destroys Barcelona and threatens Rome. Now both the city and Cardinal Caterina's life are threatened--and her enemies are even closer than she expects. Meanwhile, her greatest asset, Crusnik Abel Nightroad, has turned against himself and the cause, as a deeply personal loss leads him to question his allegiance to AX.