In Asia, the greatest Empire that the world had known, lead by an enigmatic monarch, was preparing for genocide. The great Persian King Xerxes, tasted the blood of revenge against the Greek Peninsula. He had a specific hatred for Athens, as he viewed that city and its radical beliefs as the root of all evil in the world. He could not rid his throat of the taste of defeat at Marathon. He promised his dead relatives and his God, that he would lay waste to Athens. And yet, such an undertaking was costly and dangerous. So even though he had set the wheels of revenge in motion, he hesitated and sought assurances of the righteousness of his decision.
At the same time in history, the Greek Peninsula was bubbling with change. The roots of a democracy, the Demos, was being hatched in Athens. The city states were all threatening each other and there was little political or economic stability. The Gods themselves were in turmoil, as their influence and very existence, was being threatened by this Demos. And on the horizon, for those who dared to look, lay the Persian horde. Would the Demos survive the Persian peril, or would it implode from within?
This is the story that encompasses this second book of the Great Persian Saga. As history convulses, the direction that the future takes will be determined by the events that are playing out.