In the first of the REN-SHEN series, Steve Nedelkin begins his journey into the supernatural world. After experiencing a series of tragic events at a martial-arts fighting tournament, Steve begins to learn the truth of his ancestral ties.
His path leads him to Japan where he finds true love with the beautiful Megumi. He also gains more insight into his other-worldly abilities with the help of Temyana, a powerful Orphic priestess bound to his bloodline under an ancient oath.
All is dramatically taken away from him by his very own father-in-law, the evil Kumicho, a powerful demon and one of The Few.
Steve finds redemption in Fujian China with the god Si-Ming, Director of Destinies. He quickly discovers his inextricable link to the great Five Ancestors of Shaolin – which ultimately reveals his divine decree as REN-SHEN, God of Justice.
But to summon his god, he must find what Kumicho took away from him …. his humanity.