Two thousand years ago, thirteen Roman soldiers were cursed to be reborn again and again, with each past incarnation trapped in the current incarnation’s mind. Over time, these cursed people grew more powerful, and through an organization called the Phoenix Council, they amassed power and influence to conquer most of the world. These self-proclaimed phoenixes now rule with an iron fist. They enjoyed uncontested power until six phoenixes grew unsatisfied with the council and rebelled, hurling the world into a dark civil war. Most of the phoenixes died in the war, only for the world to wait for them to return.
Andrew Cromartie lives a lazy, carefree life in New Rome. One day, his twin, Rose, convinces him to attend the city’s quincentennial celebration. There he discovers that he is the next sapphire phoenix. But there are a few problems: the Phoenix Council blames his past incarnation for starting the last war, and Andrew’s past incarnations have sealed themselves away. Now Andrew must rely on an unlikely group of allies to avoid falling into the machinations of the other phoenixes, all of whom have a different plot to use their timely rebirth for their own goals. Can Andrew survive and forge his own destiny?