Two years ago, Simon, a revolutionary from the Arcadis space station, fled to Earth. The alien planet he finds is backward and primitive.
While Simon struggles to adapt, his newfound friend Anna guides him through life in the new world. One day, a mysterious explosion in the sky compels Anna and Simon to take the journey of a lifetime.
Across the new frontier, they run into the Father and his fanatical cult, murderers, and zealots who will stop at nothing in their search for “the Vessel.” In a desperate race for time, Simon and Anna battle to stop a conqueror from finding the key to tyranny.