Marrok del Sol is a natural-born immortal shape shifter. He can assume the shape of any animal he chooses. He prefers warm-blooded animals and has a huge dislike of snakes.
After the death of his parents and sister during the French Revolution, he travels to America. During the next two hundred years, he keeps falling in love only to have them die. When he meets Brian, he considers turning him into what he is, but fate intervenes. Two years after Brian's death, an accident brings what he's been looking for.