Plundering, ransoming, and warring, the Frankish lords make their way to Jerusalem, the City of Kings, even as the terrible love triangle between Hermance "Devil-Foot" Languedolce and Karlis "Black Liv" continues to torment the three of them in different ways. "We are each with the one we love most," the Tafur Princess Istvana tells Black Liv. "I with Hermance, and you with God." But will this truth prove more than Karlis' black heart can bear? Will it drive him to sacrifice the very reason he has come all this way: to take back the Holy Sepulcher from the Muslims?