Sworn to protect the people of 13th-century England in the name of the White Brotherhood, the wizard Silvas journeys to Mecq, a small village plagued by drought, where he comes face to face with an omnipotent foe.
The ruins of Mecq still smolder in the English countryside, and in the ashes, the wizard Silvas mourns the loss of his goddess, Carillia. With her final breath, Carillia raises Silvas into the ranks of the divine. But divinity brings its own risks. Silvas finds that once he stands among gods, he must contend with an ancient evil more powerful than any he has ever known. The forces arrayed against him harbor old grudges that he cannot assuage.