The Year 1056.
For as long as they can remember, the Agban have been slaves of the great Rameress Empire. Forgotten by the world, they live in squalor in the desert, consigned to work in the mines under brutal guards.
Ancient legends whisper about a lost noble race, but the Agban have lost all hope in the old stories … until Dryhten, a simple slave, dares to believe that the stories could be true.
Might Imminya, the Most High God of their ancestors, deliver them from tyranny? But first, to convince the people, Dryhten must uncover their secret past … and set out on a journey so arduous that it will test the limits of their strength and faith.