The fellowship of the Gifted is thirteen in number - each in possession of a divine purpose, each forging ahead as catalysts in a war between light and dark. Among them are Sir Gianni de Capezzana and Daria d'Angelo, a couple in pursuit of new goals - to face the Church and avoid being burned as heretics. Trailed by the enemy, and on the run in an unpredictable land, they're offered tenuous sanctuary . . . Behind the walls of the wondrous Castle Les Baux, Gianni and Daria find respite and, at long last, love. Yet the enemy draws nearer - promising that the Gifted will know sorrow, fear, and ultimate defeat - hunting them every step of the way. But God's Gifted shall not be thwarted . . .