He may promise your heart's desires but what he delivers is eternal pain and destruction
1556 in Paris: Queen Catherine de Medici's astrologer, the prophet Nostradamus, has divined a dreadful secret. The queen is trying to obtain the Undying Head of Menander-the Master of All Desires-in order to get rid of her husband's mistress. But she does not understand that the Master, a living mummified head, is malice itself, twisting the wishes that he grants to bring destruction. The battle that ensues-between a prophet who scorns poetry, a woman in love, and a sly and ruthless queen-is set in a world where colorful court pageantry conceals a nation balanced on the brink of bloody civil war.