Arius is the Prince of Egypt and the future Pharaoh: Pharaoh Atumankhkare. Everyone knows how great of a young man he is and he is respected by all of Egypt. However, his claim to the throne is compromised when his noble father dies young and his cruel and power-hungry uncle takes his place. Chione is a peasant with nothing more than a loving father and the wonderful skill to treat the ill and assist in childbirth. However, she is forced to leave everything in order to work at the Pharaoh's palace so she can afford a treatment to help her sickly father. Fate will lead these two very different people to come together and fall in love. And when they do, it doesn't take them very long to realize that they are breaking Egyptian laws and putting both their lives in danger.