The desert of Chalcis, 374 CE. In the
cell of a hermitage a young novice by the name of Eusebius Hieronymus
seeks to cleanse away his past through the white heat of penance.
However, his past has other ideas, and soon Hieronymus is forced
to confront himself, the Devil and the Empire he grew up in as he
struggles to realise the Kingdom of God. This is the wilderness.
Not everyone survives.
Tom Masters is a research student at the University
of Winchester and is currently writing an epic poem about the nature
of the universe.