The last thing that Elizabeth de Burgh de Bruys, Queen of Scotland, remembers is falling into a caldera and burning up. But now, as she opens her eyes, she is amazed to find herself in an unknown land. Even more bizarre is the fact that she knows the handsome man standing before her, as she has just followed him into this strange world. She hopes that he might know who she is and what has happened. The young man, it seems, is Moses, a seeker of knowledge who has come to Amarna in Egypt to learn from Niul, a teacher and prince whose fathers monumental blunder has brought him eternal retribution. As Niul and his favorite pupil, Scota, eldest daughter of the Pharaoh, witness the historic conflict between Moses and the Pharaoh, they know they will soon be caught in the crossfire of a battle of the gods. They prepare to flee and build a new nationtaking with them a mysterious stone that was once an infant child, intimately connected to Elizabeths past and future. In this historical fantasy, a special stone begins to melt away, revealing one with the power to change the world and transform a myth into reality, as a sentinel posts, a mother awaits her fate, and a Scythian prince wonders if he knows too much.