This book the first in the series Merlin’s Immortals takes place in the feudal era. Specifically in a small country named Magnus. Thomas who was raised in an orphanage by his mother and some monks that kept him from the money that was meant for him. After escaping he goes off in search of answers about his family. He finds that all the answers that he seeks can be found in the small country of Magnus. Tagging along are an outlawed knight and a beautiful young women. Helping him in his journey for answers and his goal to take over the kingdom.