How far are you willing to go? How much are you willing to sacrifice? These are the questions King Mursili II has had to ask himself every day since his 13th year—the year the gift of prophecy had awakened within him, the year Queen Ankhesenamun’s slave Ida had come to his father’s court begging for one of Mursili’s brothers to marry the queen and save the throne of Egypt.
Despite the unfortunate turn of events—his brother’s murder and the fall of Queen Ankhesenamun, the gods had been quite clear. The fate of the Hittite Kingdom was linked to that of Egypt. His fate was linked to that of Ida. If one fell, so would the other. His only hope to restore his own Hittite Kingdom to greatness was to restore the Amarna line to power in Egypt, to atone for the sins of his father.
Yet, with those closest to him being sacrificed in the process and the tide continuing to rise against them, how far is King Mursili prepared to go to see the prophecy fulfilled?