The Sorceress of Elysium

Nadira lives a dreary life as servant to a wealthy spice merchant until the night a dying scholar with a secret about a powerful book is brought to the merchant’s stable. Her rare skill as a reader of Ancient Greek, Latin, Arabic and Hebrew makes her valuable to men who pursue the book to exploit its magic. Once she gains the knowledge of the old religions, she realizes that ideas and words are more powerful than steel or fire for within its pages are the words that incite the Dominicans to religious fervor, give the Templars their power and reveal the lost mysteries of Elysium. She begins her transformation from servant to sorceress.