As a group of student archeologists is uncovering an ancient castle in Cornwall, so a professor of information technology is uncovering an ancient Truth in Brisbane, Australia. With the help of a book he can?t read, a neurologist undertaking her doctoral thesis and a mad Irish priest (is he a priest?), Arthur urgently has to solve a riddle established some 3500 years previously. Also, somewhere ? somewhere in the universe a dragon is stirring, intent on watching a phoenix die?