Does history repeat itself on other planets? It is the Sixth Eon on the planet Edom. Benjamin ben Jacob is a Believer who lives with his parents at Fort Kanosh in the land of Deshret. At the age of thirteen, Ben becomes a Kohan and receives his own personal Believer name-stone. When he meets Elizabeth, an Outsider, they discover that the stone makes them telepathic, and they are able to communicate with each other through their thoughts. When Ben has the opportunity to meet Asaph the Seer, who opened the Sixth Eon for the Believers, Ben learns that he and Elizabeth have a very special mission to perform. As Ben’s consciousness gradually merges with Elizabeth’s, they become inseparable—until Ben decides to attend the Deshret Academy in far-off Salem. Heartbroken, Elizabeth abandons Fort Kanosh as well. Will she and Ben ever be reconciled so they can accomplish the mission the Seer gave them?