Only a miracle can save the Maccabees when King Antiochus's massive army enters the land of Yehuda to crush the Jewish rebellion once and for all. Elisha and Pinchas prepare for the biggest battle of their lives. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger appears in Modiin. Miriam must find out if she is friend or foe. But facing one's own relatives turns out to be the greatest challenge of all.Sequel to Swords and Scrolls and Spies and Scholars.