The fellowship of the Gifted is thirteen in number-each possessing their own divine purpose and spiritual gift, each forging ahead as catalysts for a 14th-century war waged between lightness and dark. Among them are Sir Gianni de Capezzano and Daria d'Angelo, in pursuit of new goals: to face the Church-and avoid being burned at the stake-and to find Hasani, their seer, abducted in Venezia, as well as the last of the prophesied Gifted. Without Hasani's visions of what lies before them, Gianni and Daria face an uncertain future blind, trailed by the enemy, and left with only one recourse for sanctuary.
As protectors in this dangerous and unpredictable land, the lords of Les Baux have offered their fortress as protection. And behind the walls of the wondrous Castle Les Baux, Gianni and Daria find a brief respite and at long last, love. Yet they are constantly led forward, emboldened to risk the enemy who hunts them. Their enemy is fearsome-promising that the Gifted will know sorrow, will know fear, and ultimately, defeat. But the future of those in God's hand will not be thwarted, and the Gifted embark on a treacherous journey out of hell's reach and into their blessed destiny.