The influential Temple of Nieubi has dominated the land for many decades, resulting in the spiritual stagnation of its inhabitants. Xenia, a beautiful young temple scribe, is sent to a neighboring province to tutor the son of Vondran, a powerful landowner, who not only tries to seduce her but also wants her to reveal secret temple information. Further, a strange old man reveals to her a secret word that can bring spiritual freedom to those who chant it — hidden from the masses for many years by the temple elders. Her life will be in danger if she reveals it, but doing so could ultimately end temple domination.>
Xenia must decide whether to reveal this information, succumb to the advances of the exciting Vondran, or marry the kind-hearted Zander. But mysterious Masters appear, telling her to teach the secret word to all. Can she trust their guidance? These are the choices open to Xenia – and spiritual freedom for future generations hinges on her ultimate decision.