The beast is dead, yet lives on. War tears apart the holy land. And Roman legions are on the verge of fulfilling an impossible prophecy of the christos: the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Even after escaping death in the arena and crucifixion in Judea, Vitas is denied the comfort of settling down with his wife and child. Powerful men are conspiring against the emperor, and Vitas has his own motives to seek revenge against Nero.
Amid the empire’s turmoil, Judea continues to defy Rome. Jerusalem is in danger not just from Rome’s military might but from its own warring factions. Would God truly abandon the Holy City and the Temple?