After months of uncertainty Jason has found his true love in the man who gave him a second chance at life. Philip, the Centurion Warrior, and Jasons guardian and protector finally puts aside his doubts and picks the love of a bonds mate over that of a father figure. At the end of The Academy, neither Jason nor Philip know of their bonding, for the Mordelian agent, Kristen, has hidden the fact that the pair are no longer the simple men they once were for they are now the Angel and Demon of legend and prophecy. Besides Jason and Philip, there are others facing new dangers. In the west, Field Marshal Lukas has recklessly rushed into a war with the Federation after a failed assassination attempt. Already several of the great kingdoms of the West have fallen but Lukas legions have yet to be to be tested by the fanatical crusading armies of Jadoor who want nothing less than the absolute destruction of the people of Domus. As for the King of Jadoor, he has found new allies in the Centurion Captain Dorian and in the ancient Amplexor, who claims to be the first of all Angels. After so many years of general peace, war has once again erupted across Ares but no one has taken into account the Angels Ascending.