“An attack on a consulate is a declaration of war,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry hissed at his Spanish counterpart. Violent conflict continues to follow the Israelis. Aviva withstands the ultimate test of proving her love for Simon. She loves Simon enough to walk away from him. Tragedy strikes with the fulfillment of King Raphael’s prophecy. His son, King Elisha, is killed protecting his wounded guardsmen. Queen Chana takes over the reins of the government. She initiates a number of reforms that anger the nobility and their allies the Free Thinkers. The pope’s surrogates attack Prof. Gavriel in his office at the university.