In year 3512, during a new middle age, a warrior in full battle armor entered the head master's office within a Buddhist Monastery. “I wish to know peace,” said Aegard humbly to the seated Head Master Kel. “I wonder,” mused Kel as he arose and stood before the warrior, “can you actually learn peace?” Elsewhere in the monastery, Kirstn, a confused girl of twelve, regrets the deaths of her family and wonders what fate has in store for her. Kirstn has an amazing gift which, for the time being, only her headmaster suspects. In the coming weeks she will learn to use her gift to protect and care for Aegard. These very different people have been brought together by fate, have a connection going back generations and will eventually realize that together they can unite a people and save their kingdom from ruin. Author rating: PG.