In another time and place, Damyen, Kiaran, and Liviulé—the inseparable trio that bring along partying and mischief—leave behind their mundane lives and join Elder Emeral, their spiritual father, to embark on a fateful journey to the Holy Land. Along the way, Liviulé befriends Allessandra, the emperor’s daughter. As they fall for each other despite a foreboding prophecy and long to be each other’s “Passionate Will,” Damyen is revisited by his troubling past while Kiaran learns about a mysterious ritual to win the hand of the maiden. It is from their own unique experiences that their faith is challenged, ultimately leading them to find their purpose—all through the power of love.
Elder Emeral's pilgrimage with his spiritual sons is more than just educational, he is also Emperor Claudias Nuncio's loyal advisor. The emperor had recently taken desperate measures to enact a controversial decree to protect his kingdom against political upheaval all over a dismal vision he had received, foretelling grave consequences for mankind. Emeral is concerned that Claudias may have been deceived but his mission to help the emperor is not without consequence. Nico Donyan, commander of the emperor’s army, sees Emeral’s voice of reason as a threat to his own agenda. But when his plot to remove Emeral is in peril, he is confronted by someone who can make his desires a reality. If only he accepts a new creed—all through the power of fear.