Lara finds out that Kurtis’ alive from the Chirugai’s activity and a visit from Marten Gunderson, Cabal’s head of mercenaries. He reveals her that Karel, as the last one of his keen, is bounded by a supernatural fate to his ancestral enemy, the last one of the Lux Veritatis, which is Kurtis’ himself. They can’t fight each other because if one dies, the other will too, and so the natural equilibrium of the world -good and evil- will be restablished. There’s only a way to break this binding, which is to master the True Option, a clue that, handled by a chosen woman -the so-called Amazonian-, can decide which one lives and which one dies.
Grateful for what he did for her at the Strahov, Lara decides to help him so he can survive to his doomed fate. She contacts him at Cappadocia and they start a quest for the True Option which will lead them through Turkey, Romania, Egypt and, finally, Greece, always guided by Kurtis’ changing ring, which leads the way: The Golden Seal. This journey will reveal Lara not only she’s the foretold Amazonian, but also will drag her through feelings she’s not comfortable with: hate, temptation, and love.
Kurtis smiled calmly. «I won't have that monster, under any circumstances, take something so beautiful and precious from me.»