Unseen is the first book in The Salvation trilogy and the eleventh book in The Vampire Diaries novel series overall.
In this book, Elena and Stefan have lived for years since destroying Klaus.
Stefan, Meredith and Elena attack an Old One named Celine who claims that she knows her secret of having powers that protect her from any supernatural harm and uses the cave to fall on Elena.
Elena luckily survives and Meredith and Stefan kill Celine with her Principle Guardian Blood. Meanwhile, Damon and Katherine have been traveling Europe with Katherine turning any handsome young man she finds and dumping them when she gets bored with them. Damon is successful in charming young girls without the use of his Powers and finds willing blood-downers to drink from. Damon and Katherine and Katherine's vampire boy-toy are attacked suddenly by a group of powerful and seemingly unkillable vampires. Katherine's boyfriend gets killed, but she and Damon escape successfully. Back in Dalcrest, Elena is driving her car when it suddenly speeds up exceedingly and and she crashes. Elena is saved by another Vampire Hunter named Jack. Elena and her friends establish that the Old Ones know of the weakness to her protection against supernatural powers, had Jack not saved her, the car would've exploded leading to an un-supernatural death. The Old Ones want Elena dead. Bonnie McCullough and her boyfriend Zander go to Mrs. Flowers's and find that she has a guest that tells Bonnie that she is also a witch and has the powers of illusion. Mrs. Flowers asks Bonnie to go to an organisation that will teach her more about her own aura and Powers. Bonnie is reluctant, but Zander encourages her to go and increase her knowledge of her powers and her strength and heritage and Bonnie agrees. Bonnie leaves the next morning. Jack tells Elena and her friends that the Old One that they're up against is named Solomon, a very ancient and very powerful vampire with much more power than Klaus or any other Old One they've fought. Elena and Stefan come home one night to find that Elena's cat has been killed with a warning from Solomon who has also stolen their best weapons. Elena and her friends are later attacked by compelled humans who claim to be sent by Solomon. They go to a location where the humans claim that Solomon told them to go, and Elena and her friends go instead only to find a trap waiting for them and almost burn to death. Elsewhere, Bonnie gets settled with her group of witches and psychics and feels like she is understood by people who are like her. Damon and Katherine have still been attacked by powerful vampires who refuse to die. Katherine (whom Damon had been falling in love with) sadly gets killed by one of the Immortal Vampires and drops in Damon's arms before he temporarily kills that vampire. Stefan, Meredith, Matt, Jack, the Original Pack and other vampire hunters and the protagonists attack and find (with the help of Elena's and Andres's Guardian Powers) the place where they believe Solomon to be. They succeed in killing all his minions. When they think they have won, Solomon reveals himself, being very handsome and powerful he holds them all in place and causes one of the vampire hunters, Trinity to get a nosebleed. He walks around the room examining them with eyes glowing gold. Andres summons deep Nature Magic and breaks Solomon's Power Hold over them and Stefan slices Solomon in half with Elena's blood.
Now that the deadly properties of Elena's blood have been discovered, Stefan has been taking out Old Ones left and right. But when Elena is almost killed in a car accident--one that was very clearly not an accident at all--she starts to realize that one of the Old Ones, Solomon, is determined to take her down. And he just might be powerful enough to do it: Solomon is strong and smart, and he's practically an invisible force in town, only making his presence known when he wants to be. Even with their new hunter friend, Jack, and his cohorts on their side, with Solomon around no one Elena cares about is safe.
Meanwhile, Damon and Katherine's latest adventures end in turmoil when they are attacked by vampires--and not just any vampires, ones that Damon can't sense and don't fall victim to the usual weaknesses of sunlight and stakes. Damon is determined to uncover their mystery before these vampires get the best of them first....
But as Elena, Stefan, and Damon know all too well, nothing is ever as it first seems, and the most shocking and painful truths are the ones they least expect. This latest trilogy in the bestselling series The Vampire Diaries will leave you breathless, and change the lives of these beloved characters forever.
- The book was WRITTEN BY A GHOSTWRITER (Aubrey Clark)
- The story will focus on the fight between Elena and her friends against the pure-blood vampires, The Old Ones.
- The truth about the whereabouts of the Old Ones is revealed:
- Three Old Ones (Klaus, Davos, and Celine) were destroyed by Elena, Stefan, Meredith, Damon and Katherine, while six Old Ones (Benevenuto, Alexander, Chihiro, Gunnar of the North, Milimo and Pachacuti) were destroyed long before the beginning of Original Series, by guardians and hunters. Only an Old One continues to exist, and according to the words of the hunters, is the most powerful and deadliest of all the Old Ones: Solomon.