In a world of fear, ignorance and superstition, heroic Crusader Behmen and his closest friend Felson return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their homeland destroyed by the Black Plague. Called before the dying local Cardinal to explain their unscheduled return from the East, they are threatened with prison unless they agree to a dangerous mission. They can redeem themselves by accompanying a young woman, accused of being a witch responsible for the Plague, to a distant abbey to stand trial. Together with a naïve priest, a well-travelled con man, an eager young man aspiring to knighthood and a bitter knight who has lost his family to the Plague, Behman, Felson and the girl embark on a harrowing journey. It will prove to be a treacherous, action-filled adventure that will test their strength and courage, as they discover the girl’s dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.