The year is 1339, the height of the Inquisition, and a secret half a millennium old is on the brink of being exposed. Centuries before, the Church compiled the letters written by St. Paul with other texts to form the foundation of the Christian canon. But what the world doesn\'t know is that Paul wrote another letter-a letter speaking of men and women who, though begotten of men, possess mysterious spiritual gifts. Now the time has come for the Gifted to gather. The beautiful healer; the wise priest; the slave with the gift of prophecy; the knight with faith enough to leave the Church. As their gifting grows more powerful, so do those who wish to destroy them and uncover the secret of the letter that will determine the fate of the Church and the World.