The lives of well-born twins Kismet and Taso are easy and carefree - endless days of bedding women and fighting battles among the gods - until sorcery drives a wedge between them that slices deeper than flesh. Kismet has striven to be the ultimate warrior, but a mistake costs him his brother, his family, and his homeland. He carves out a new life in the desert, rising to the command of a realm and an army, yet can't escape his past.
When a cursed sword slashed the god Taso, his immortality gushed into the grass along with his blood. He escaped death - barely - by transforming into stone. Centuries later, the aspiring musician Amara stumbles across the stone and inadvertently morphs Taso back into his dying body. To save him, she must sacrifice her precious lute and her life-long dream. But in return, she might find her heart's desire.