Intrigue dominates the court of Ramesses III. Amun-Re, the God of the Royal Family, blesses them with a male seer in every generation. The Royal Family believes this gift of the God confirms the right of the Crown Prince to inherit the throne. Prince Nebmaatre has kept secret his sons seer abilities. When Prince Nebmaatre reveals the secret to Ramessu, High Priest of Osiris, both the High Priest and Prince Khay are murdered. The sacrilege of killing the gift of Amun-Re results in accusations against the Crown Prince. What was Prince Khay about to reveal about the Crown Prince that made such sacrilege necessary? The Crown Princes stepbrothers Meryatum, High Priest of Re, and Prince Sethhirkopshef come to the Crown Princes aid. Then Meryatum finds the impossible, a prisoner in the cells of Iunet suffering from a vision storm, proving he is a seer. The fact that the prisoner is royal leaves Meryatum facing an appalling choice. Which member of his family does he betray?