Two devoted lovers live twice, once as ancient warriors and once living quiet lives in the twentieth century. In ancient time, Sikeemila comes upon young Tay Nee in the woods. Along with her grandfather, she welcomes him into their small family. They are bound by a sacred quest but hated in the world of men for their blood and hunted by those who would oppose them.
In the twentieth century, Joe and Astrid meet as kids by the sea. Childhood sweethearts, they grow up to marry and have children of their own. Joe is a quiet academic engaged in obscure scholarship with radical historical implications, while Astrid is a gifted artist whose work gains worldwide interest.
The two disparate lives of the lovers are joined through uncanny dreams and are ultimately unified by a vision, revealed to be the source of the quest for the sacred stone.