"Gods aren't born. They rise." Algernon Black is the most infamous boy known throughout his world for a prophecy that would make him a god if he sacrificed the one he loved most. Downcast and disheartened, Algernon never paid the rumors much mind, until the persisting tenderness of one particular girl forever changed him. Now, Algernon must fight against his own emotions and the weight of the world's expectations as a budding war has his name in the center of it and anyone near him in the line of danger. But Algernon may find that the only thing to be more unforgiving and unstoppable than first love is its consequences.