Though only 14, Nebi is caught up in events that will shape his country's future. When his master is brutally slain, he barely escapes into the desert. As the sole survivor of the treacherous attack, Nebi knows that only one man can stave off the destruction of this great civilization. That man is Piankhy, ruler of the African kingdom of Kush. In desperation, Nebi flees to this remote but powerful king. Set in the eighth century BCE, this epic adventure dramatizes the true story of King Piankhy's command of one of the biggest military campaigns in Egypt's history. Through Nebi's eyes, this world of furious ground battles, ship-to-ship combat, and cities under siege comes to life. But another struggle is raging in the young man's heart: Should he seek revenge against his murderous personal enemy, Count Nimlot? Or should he forgive him his terrible crimes?