Stories are told of a hero who will come to Farsala's aid when the need is the greatest. But for thousands of years the properous land of Farsala has felt no such need,as it has enjoyed the peace that comes from being both feared and respected.
Now a new enemy approaches Farsala's borders one that neither fears nor respects its name and legend. But the rulers of Farsala still believe that they can beat any opponent.
Three young people are less sure of Farsala's invincibility. Jiaan, Soraya, and Kavi see times wheel turning, with Farsala heading toward the flames of distruction. What they cannot see is how inextricably their lives are linked to Farsala's fate-until it is too late.