Set during the gold rush days, The Promised Land focuses on the partnership of missionary-protector Sir George Augustus and the vampiress Amelia, and their bid to control colonial value - gold and blood respectively. Having returned to the Great South Land with his young wife, Lady Lucy, Augustus intends establishing a mission to educate and Christianise the native people. When he hears that gold has been found on the land, his missionary zeal increases. Accompanied by the mysterious white woman, Amelia Fraser, and a troop of native police, he sets out on an expedition to the diggings. As Sir George journeys into what he hopes is a golden future, his past begins to creep up on him, and those he thought were dead return to confront him.' Meanwhile, Amelia, with voracious (sexual) appetite and relish, preys on all continental human life, no matter what social class, gender, race or creed.