Born and raised on a manmade continent orbiting Earth where history was changed and religion eradicated, Asherex is caught in a battle that reaches beyond the age-old Adreian-Brashex war for control of the Surface. Ambushed by his terrorist father-in-law and near death, he lands in a town filled with believers in Yeshua where he hears about God for the first time. Torn between returning home and needing to know if their religion is true, Asherex is infected with Zeron's, a deadly, incurable disease that kills within two months. Quarantined to the Surface, Asherex relies on hotheaded Roark to solve the mystery behind his infection. Unable to investigate, Asherex turns his attention to his hosts' religion, hoping it holds the answer to the question that's plagued him his whole life: Is there something more to this life? Roark, promoted to Crimson Soldier, is thrown into a conspiracy to overthrow the government by eliminating his high commander and killing the commander and chief while trying to keep his best friend alive. After years of watching Emet abused by his cruel master, and still embracing his childhood faith, Roark refuses to believe in a God who allows his faithful one to suffer. As things become more heated, he questions his beliefs. Messianic-Jewish believer, Emet, clings to his faith despite years of abuse. Under his master's roof, he overhears a plot to overthrow the government. Dare he brave his master's wrath and stop it before it's too late?