|Liyana's desert tribe is depending on her to save them. She was chosen to become a vessel of their goddess. Once every 100 years, a ritual is performed to enable the dieties to walk among humanit. Liyana's spirit will leave her body into death, and the goddess will inhabit her body, and use her magic to end the drought that is killing the desert tribes. However, after the ritual, the goddess does not come, and being though unworthy, Liyana is abandoned in the desert by her people. However, Korbyn, a god who is in his human vessel, finds her. He tells her that the dieties have been imprisoned, and that he must gather all of the vessels from the various desert clans, and with their help, free his god and goddess companions. However, as Liyana grows closer to Korbyn and to the Emperor of an invading army, she begins to feel the trill of life and the joy of falling in love - a possiblity that she never hoped for, knowing that as a vessel, she was a girl without a future. Now, she wants to cling to her human life, but as war, starvation and chaos threaten the tribes and the empire, Liyana is torn, knowing that dying could allow her goddess and her people can live.