A man, whose facial features do not conform with what is considered normal in life, risks his life and the life of the woman he loves in his attempt to discover who he is and to destroy the spirit that has cursed him.
It is 1961, and Tanya Roberts just helped a new mother, Laura, deliver her first baby into the world. She names him Nathen, and he is not your ordinary child. His cheekbones are quite high, the bridge of his nose is much wider than normal, and he has a small cleft in his upper lip. Tanya also learns that Nathen is cursed and is destined to die sometime during his thirtieth year. In the hopes of keeping him safe, she sends him away to be raised at Burwood. A sanctuary for the outcasts of society located deep in the northern forests of British Columbia. The story then continues in 1990 with the introduction of Authia Thompson, Tanya Roberts’s niece. Authia and Tanya share a gift where they can communicate with their minds, see people’s futures and that just scratches the surface of their abilities. They soon discover Nathen also possesses some of the same traits. Tanya attempts to save Nathen from his destiny through Authia and their gift. It’s a journey plagued with numerous obstacles.
Nathen must learn to trust and allow Authia to see him for who he is. He must learn to believe in the gift they share and accept his destiny. Authia, as well, must see past Nathen’s insecurities so that she can learn to fall in love with him despite his unwillingness to expose his features. Most importantly, they must learn to work together to combat the evil that lies ahead of them. The most daunting obstacle that they will face is a spirit whose sole purpose is to destroy Nathen and anyone else that gets in her way. Nathen and Authia must find the spirit, unlock the secrets of an age-old curse and do it all before his thirtieth birthday. Only then will the journey be a success. Only then will Nathen be free to love and live his life with Authia.