At the dawn of the Renaissance, a young woman finds herself on the path to great power… but can she control it or will it destroy her?
Nadira has earned her place in the company of adventurers traveling to Istanbul to uncover something the Templar Knights lost 200 years before. She brings with her the knowledge and skills she acquired from reading The Hermetica of Elysium and learns that she is the key the Templars need to unlock their past.
Lord Montrose is impatient with their mission. He is eager to turn his attention to seeking out and punishing his brother’s murderers who sail the Mediterranean hunting heretical manuscripts. While another member of their group, the pious Friar William, is in the throes of doubt as his faith is challenged by what he has seen of Nadira’s growing powers and the mystical elixirs of the alchemists.
For what they want is for Nadira to read and master the powers of the book of Satan’s realm, The Necromancer’s Grimoire.